A hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS) method for a wind farm controller using a real time digital simulator (RTDS) is presented, and performance of the wind farm controller is analyzed. A 100 MW wind farm which includes 5 MW wind power generation systems (WPGS) is modeled and analyzed in RSCAD/RTDS. The wind farm controller is implemented by using a computer, which is connected to the RTDS through transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP). The HILS results show the active power and power factor of the wind farm, which are controlled by the wind farm controller. The proposed HILS method in this paper can be effectively utilized to validate and test a wind farm controller under the environment in practice without a real wind farm.
G.H. Kim, J.Y. Kim, J.H. Jeon, S.K. Kim, E.S. Kim, J.H. Lee, M. Park, I.K. Yu, Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology 09/2014; 9(5). DOI:10.5370/JEET.2014.9.5.1489, pgs 1489 - 1494
KEYWORDS: hardware in the loop simulation, real time digital simulator, wind farm controller