An analytical solution for voltage stability studies incorporating wind power

Yu Zhang Lin, Li Bao Shi, Liang Zhong Yao, Yi Xin Ni, Shi Yao Qin, Rui Ming Wang, Jin Ping Zhang

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Voltage stability is one of the most critical security issues which has not yet been well resolved to date. In this paper, an analytical method called PQ plane analysis with consideration of the reactive power capability of wind turbine generator and the wake effect of wind farm is proposed for voltage stability study. Two voltage stability indices based on the proposed PQ plane analysis method incorporating the uncertainties of load-increasing direction and wind generation are designed and implemented. Cases studies are conducted to investigate the impacts of wind power incorporation with different control modes. Simulation results demonstrate that the constant voltage control based on reactive power capability significantly enhances voltage stability in comparison of the conventional constant power factor control. Some meaningful conclusions are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-876
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2015


  • PQ plane
  • Reactive power capability
  • Voltage stability
  • Wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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