Master Course Description
No: EE 451
Title: Wind Energy
Coordinator: Mohamed El-Sharkawi, Professor of Electrical Engineering
To introduce students to the theory and operation of wind power systems
and the integration of the wind systems in power grids.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the basic components of wind energy systems.
- Understand the basic types of solid-state converter circuits used in wind turbines.
- Understand the operation and control of wind turbines.
- Understand the integration challenges of wind power plants.
- Understand the various techniques to effectively integrate large wind power systems into utility grids.
IEEE Transactions paper.
Prerequisites by Topic:
- Elementary power and energy concepts
- AC circuits
- Transistors and diodes
- Kinetic Energy of Winds
- Wind Turbines
- Fundamentals of Power Electronic Conversions
- Wind Energy Generator
- Induction generator
- Doubly-fed Induction Generator
- Synchronous Generator
- Wind Energy Systems
- Operating conditions
- Wind Energy and the Environment
- Wind Integration Problems
- Reactive Power
- Voltage Flickers
- Frequency deviations and Harmonics
- Voltage stability
- Impact of system Faults
- Wind Energy Forecasting
- Wind Integration Sulutions
- Adaptive VAR Compensator
- Voltage and frequency contrul
- System islanding
- Ride-though Faults
- Load Following
- Energy Regulation
- Unit Committment in Stocastic Environment
The class meets for two two-hour lectures a week.
There is weekly homework due and a final project.
The course includes a field trip to a local utility facility.
All work can be done on any PC.
20% homework, 80% exams and projects
Outcome Coverage: None assigned
Prepared By: Mohamed El-Sharkawi
Last revised: 4/17/10