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Wind Power in Power Systems [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Ackermann

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As environmental concerns have focussed attention on the generation of electricity from clean and renewable sources, wind energy has become the world’s fastest growing energy source. The authors draw on substantial practical experience to address the technical, economic and safety issues inherent in the exploitation of wind power in a competitive electricity market. Presenting the reader with all the relevant background information key to understanding the integration of wind power into the power systems, this leading edge text:
  • Presents an international perspective on integrating a high penetration of wind power into the power system
  • Offers broad coverage ranging from basic network interconnection issues to industry deregulation and future concepts for wind turbines and power systems
  • Discusses wind turbine technology, industry standards and regulations along with power quality issues
  • Considers future concepts to increase the penetration of wind power in power systems
  • Presents models for simulating wind turbines in power systems
  • Outlines current research activities

Essential reading for power engineers, wind turbine designers, wind project development and wind energy consultants dealing with the integration of wind power systems into distribution and transmission networks, this text would also be of interest to network engineers working for power utility companies dealing with interconnection issues and graduate students and researchers in the field of wind power and power systems.


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We can thank Thomas Ackerman for undertaking a great service to the industry by collecting the outstanding collection of information contained in Wind Power in Power Systems. (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine)

  “I enjoy reading first–rate expository writing, I expect to have the book on a nearby shelf, within reach…”. (Modern Power Systems, May 2005)

  “I enjoy reading first–rate expository writing, I expect to have the book on a nearby shelf, within reach…”. (Modern Power Systems, May 2005)

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Experience, solutions and methods for the integration of wind power into power networks.

Wind energy has become the fastest growing energy source worldwide. Wind Power in Power Systems presents the background information and international experience needed to understand the issues related to the integration of a significant amount of wind power in to existing power systems.

Containing contributions from global professional and academic experts, this book features:

  • Extensive coverage of basic network interconnection issues, current research activities and the economic aspects of wind energy integration.
  • Analyses of current wind turbine technology and related power quality issues.
  • Comparisons of international grid codes for the interconnection of wind farms to the power system.
  • Discussions of special issues such as wind speed forecasting, wind–diesel systems, transmission systems for offshore wind farms and the use of hydrogen as a means of balancing wind power production
  • Models of wind turbines and wind farms for dynamic simulations of wind power in power systems.
  • Future concepts for increasing wind power penetration levels.
Wind Power in Power Systems is essential reading for power engineers, wind turbine designers, wind project developers and wind energy consultants dealing with the integration of wind power into the distribution or transmission network. This book will also be of interest to graduate students, researchers, regulation authorities and policy makers who work in the area of wind power and need to understand the relevant power system integration issues.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12981 KB
  • Print Length: 742 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (10 Dec. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000TP9GDI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,908,466 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Wind Power Overview I have seen 6 April 2007
By W. James D. Easton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I would compare this to Siegfried Heier's "Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems."

On the whole, I think Ackermann's book is more comprehensive, although Heier is more complete on low level engineering. Frankly, I think the titles should be interchanged.

Ackermann is, as far as I am aware, the best single work on the the state of wind power grid integration ca. 2003. Where I was disappointed is that it comes almost exclusively from an engineering perspective. This means that economic/policy considerations such as would be found in Francois Leveque's beautiful little "Transport Pricing of Electricity Networks" are not adequately handled, and the whole issue of prices/costs is somewhat fuzzy throughout.

Perhaps to state it another way, Ackermann's book describes existing regulatory mechanisms rather than discussing the conceptual underpinnings (cost proxies, resource allocation, etc.) needed to think clearly about integrating resources and future policy directions.

Ackermann's book does mention hydrogen as a storage medium and throttling of wind to aid in system stability, but never really addresses the use of dispatchable loads in conjunction with low marginal cost electricity sources as an economic substitute for higher marginal cost peaking plants.

In summary, this is a very good book about "what is," but probably not as good a guide as one might wish to "what will be."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good book on wind energy integration 14 Feb. 2009
By Pedro A. C. Rosas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is a collection of very good texts on wind energy covering several problems of the integration of wind energy(power) into the power system. From week grids to large power systems. Some models are presented and a very good revision on wind systems is also presented. I really like the book, and I would say that it is a must have book to those in the wind integration area.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wind power, a thourough introduction 12 April 2011
By kastad - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book gives a very good introduction to wind power. I've used parts of it as references for my master studies.
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