Reactive Power Management of Power Networks with Wind Generation
As the energy sector shifts and changes to focus on renewable technologies, the optimization of wind power becomes a key practical issue. Reactive Power Management of Power Networks with Wind Generation brings into focus the development and application of advanced optimization techniques to the study, characterization, and assessment of voltage stability in power systems. Recent advances on reactive power management are reviewed with particular emphasis on the analysis and control of wind energy conversion systems and FACTS devices. Following an introduction, distinct chapters cover the 5 key areas of FACTS devices, voltage stability, wind generators, reactive power optimization and management. These are supported with applications and example including real-life data from the Spanish Power system. Together with power system engineers, operators and planners will also benefit from this insightful resource. Reactive Power Management of Power Networks with Wind Generation provides a key reference to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and power engineering. Dr. Hortensia Amaris is a Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid and the Head of the Research group Power Quality in Renewable Energy Systems. Her main activities cover technical aspects regarding the integration of renewable energy technologies; especially wind power in power systems. She has participated in a large number of projects within these fields and has extensive experience in international collaboration. She has taken part in several national and international committees, being the Spanish delegate at the International Electrotechnical Commission IEC TC 88/MT 21. 'Measurement and assessment of power quality characteristics of grid connected wind turbines' and representative in different steering committees as well as in different working groups in renewable energy systems and power quality. She is responsible for several courses on reactive power management of wind farms at MSc degree program in Electric, Electronics and Automation at University Carlos III of Madrid. Dr. Monica Alonso is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of University Carlos III of Madrid. Her main activities are related with optimization of power systems with distributed energy resources, mainly wind energy and electrical vehicle. She has participated in a large number of projects related with wind power forecasting and incorporation of renewable energy in power systems. Her researches have been published in journal, conference and books related with this topics. She is co-responsible for several courses on power systems analysis at undergraduate Electrical program at University Carlos III of Madrid. Dr. Carlos Alvarez-Ortega is an assistant Professor at Carlos III University of Madrid within the Electrical Engineering Department. His main activities are in the field of the electric and electronic components in wind power systems. He has participated in several projects with international collaboration.
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