Title: Power losses from wind generated electricity in high voltage AC transmission: an analysis through simulation

Authors: Sumaira Tasnim; Akhlaqur Rahman; Amanullah Maung Than Oo; Md Fakhrul Islam

Addresses: Power Engineering Research Group Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Health Central Queensland University Rockhampton, QLD, Australia ' Power Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University, North Rockhampton, QLD 4702, Australia ' Power Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University, North Rockhampton, QLD 4702, Australia ' Power Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University, North Rockhampton, QLD 4702, Australia

Abstract: In this paper, we have investigated different types of losses from wind generated electricity in high voltage AC (HVAC) transmission. Wind power generation is expensive in nature and it is thus necessary to know how much power is lost in the transmission. We have simulated an HVAC transmission system with a wind power generator in Simulink. We varied different components of the system namely wind power, transformer rating, and cable length to investigate their influence on the different types of power losses. We have analysed two different power losses in two points: transformer and cable. The experimental findings are presented in this paper.

Keywords: renewable energy; power loss; transmission loss; wind energy; wind power; electricity generation; high voltage AC transmission; simulation; transformer rating; cable length.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2014.059662

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2014 Vol.5 No.1, pp.77 - 92

Available online: 05 Mar 2014 *

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