DC Wind Farm Power Collection Network - Design and Analysis

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Marie-Christine Schimmelmann
  • Rolant Joanesarson Olsen
4. term, Energy Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
In offshore wind farms, DC power collection networks constitute a promising alternative to the commonly utilized AC networks in terms of system losses and costs. However there is no practical experience with their operation so far. In order to identify characteristics and weaknesses of the DC wind farm concept, case studies which reflect the system behaviour are required. This project proposes a possible design for such networks, including implementation of a control strategy and discussion of the system’s protection scheme. Transient analysis is conducted for selected cases in PSCAD to identify typical wave forms of the system responses, find maximum stresses and to verify the network design.
SpecialisationElectric Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering
Publication date3 Jun 2015
Number of pages132
ID: 213562528