Grid Simulator for Testing a Wind Turbine on Offshore Floating Platform

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An important aspect of such offshore testing of a wind turbine floating platform is electrical loading of the wind turbine generator. An option of interconnecting the floating wind turbine with the onshore grid via submarine power cable is limited by many factors such as costs and associated environmental aspects (i.e., an expensive and lengthy sea floor study is needed for cable routing, burial, etc). It appears to be a more cost effective solution to implement a standalone grid simulator on a floating platform itself for electrical loading of the test wind turbine. Such a grid simulator must create a stable ... continued below

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Gevorgian, V. February 1, 2012.

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An important aspect of such offshore testing of a wind turbine floating platform is electrical loading of the wind turbine generator. An option of interconnecting the floating wind turbine with the onshore grid via submarine power cable is limited by many factors such as costs and associated environmental aspects (i.e., an expensive and lengthy sea floor study is needed for cable routing, burial, etc). It appears to be a more cost effective solution to implement a standalone grid simulator on a floating platform itself for electrical loading of the test wind turbine. Such a grid simulator must create a stable fault-resilient voltage and frequency bus (a micro grid) for continuous operation of the test wind turbine. In this report, several electrical topologies for an offshore grid simulator were analyzed and modeled.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-5500-53813
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1036049 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1036049
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc835341

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Gevorgian, V. Grid Simulator for Testing a Wind Turbine on Offshore Floating Platform, report, February 1, 2012; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc835341/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.