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A new connection method to connect an offshore wind park to an onshore electricity grid: the Belwind project
Van Brusselen, K. (2010). A new connection method to connect an offshore wind park to an onshore electricity grid: the Belwind project, in: Betancourt, U. et al. (Ed.) 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants: Proceedings. pp. 323-+
In: Betancourt, U.; Ackermann, T. (Ed.) (2010). 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants: Proceedings. energynautics GmbH: Germany. ISBN 978-3-9813870-2-5. 840 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

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    Marine
Author keywords
    grid code; grid connection; reactive power; voltage control; off-shorewind farm

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  • Van Brusselen, K.

Abstract
    The rapid increase of power generation from renewable energy sources, in particular wind energy, is posing considerable challenges to the power utility grids. Previously when smaller wind turbines and wind parks were built and connected to a local grid, a fault on the network resulted in the disconnection of these wind turbines. However, as the size of these wind parks are getting bigger and bigger, any disconnection of these wind parks would cause serious (network) stability problems in the grid. This necessitates the transmission system operator (TSO) to impose certain connection conditions for connecting these large wind parks to the grid. These conditions, amongst others shall be: supply of reactive power, limiting the voltage fluctuation and the fault ride through capability. In this paper a new connection method, used for the off-shore wind park "Belwind", in the North-Sea, in front of the Belgian coast, will be presented.

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