Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems / Edition 2

Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems / Edition 2

by Siegfried Heier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470868996

ISBN-13: 9780470868997

Pub. Date: 06/05/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Wind energy is a reliable, natural and renewable electrical power supply. The high installed capacity of today’s wind turbines and decreasing plant costs have shown that wind power can be competitive with conventional, more heavily polluting, fuels in the long term.

Focusing on the electrical engineering aspects of wind energy, this completely revised

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Overview

Wind energy is a reliable, natural and renewable electrical power supply. The high installed capacity of today’s wind turbines and decreasing plant costs have shown that wind power can be competitive with conventional, more heavily polluting, fuels in the long term.

Focusing on the electrical engineering aspects of wind energy, this completely revised edition provides a detailed treatment of electrical and mechanical components and their interdependency, power control and supervision in wind power plants, and the grid integration facility. The book incorporates all the recent technical developments in electrical power conversion systems and essential operating conditions.

  • Provides guidelines for the design, construction and installation of wind power plants
  • Presents the history of wind technology, wind resources and economics of wind energy generation
  • Introduces operating results and cost considerations
  • Describes the fundamental characteristics and theoretical tools of electrical and mechanical components
  • Discusses conventional and new types of generators, converters and power electronics
  • Offers a comprehensive treatment of grid integration including the effect of power fluctuations on harmonics
  • Focuses on improved use of grid capacities and grid support for fixed-and variable-speed controlled wind power plants
  • Outlines power conditioning and control systems to ensure the safe operation of plants

Fully revised and updated, this new edition will continue to be the definitive resource for researchers and practitioners involved in the planning, installation and grid integration of wind turbines and power plants. The thorough approach will also prove highly beneficial to university students and practitioners in wind engineering, turbine design and manufacture and electrical power engineering.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470868997
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/05/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

1Wind energy power plants1
2Wind energy conversion systems31
3Generating electrical energy from mechanical energy119
4The transfer of electrical energy to the supply grid199
5Control and supervision of wind turbines297
6Using wind energy371

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