High Fidelity Modeling of a Type-5 Wind Turbine Drivetrain

The purpose of this code is to model a Type-5 wind turbine drivetrain for grid integration and transient stability studies.
Technology No. CW-23-56

The purpose of this code is to model a Type-5 wind turbine drivetrain for grid integration and transient stability studies. Type-5 wind turbines behave like synchronous generators and can help mitigate the impact of integrating renewable energy resources into the power system.

This work develops and validates a torque converter model based on those used in automobile transmission systems. The share of variable renewable energy (VRE) sources, such as wind and solar, is expected to significantly grow in the coming decades. Wind power is becoming a major contributor to the energy supply of many countries.

Type-5 wind turbines have the potential to provide grid services, such as voltage support and stability. However, their popularity is hindered by low integration of renewable resources and the lack of requirement for grid inertia support.

This work aims to develop an open-source dynamic model of a Type-5 wind turbine for research and development purposes. Stakeholders can use the model for grid integration and transient stability studies. The model is not widely available in the research community, but having this high-fidelity model on the Simulink platform allows for real-time simulation on OPAL-RT in hardware-in-the-loop settings.

  • swap_vertical_circlemode_editAuthors (3)
    Tanveer Hussain
    Juan Gallego-Calderon
    Shafiul Alam
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