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International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems

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Volume 14, Issue 6


Analysis of the Flicker Level Produced by a Fixed-Speed Wind Turbine

Vinicius Suppioni / Ahda P. Grilo
Published Online: 2013-10-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2013-0100


In this article, the analysis of the flicker emission during continuous operation of a mid-scale fixed-speed wind turbine connected to a distribution system is presented. Flicker emission is investigated based on simulation results, and the dependence of flicker emission on short-circuit capacity, grid impedance angle, mean wind speed, and wind turbulence is analyzed. The simulations were conducted in different programs in order to provide a more realistic wind emulation and detailed model of mechanical and electrical components of the wind turbine. Such aim is accomplished by using FAST (Fatigue, Aerodynamics, Structures, and Turbulence) to simulate the mechanical parts of the wind turbine, Simulink/MatLab to simulate the electrical system, and TurbSim to obtain the wind model. The results show that, even for a small wind generator, the flicker level can limit the wind power capacity installed in a distribution system.

Keywords: distributed generation; wind generator; flicker


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Published Online: 2013-10-30

Citation Information: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Volume 14, Issue 6, Pages 571–580, ISSN (Online) 1553-779X, ISSN (Print) 2194-5756, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2013-0100.

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