**No: **EE 451

**Title:** Wind Energy

**Credits:** 4

**Coordinator:** Mohamed El-Sharkawi, Professor of Electrical Engineering

**Goals:**
To introduce students to the theory and operation of wind power systems
and the integration of the wind systems in power grids.

**Learning Objectives:**

*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.

**Textbook:** None

**Reference Texts**:
*IEEE Transactions* paper.

**Prerequisites by Topic:**

- Elementary power and energy concepts
- AC circuits
- Transistors and diodes
- Calculus

**Topics:**

- 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
- Types
- Operating conditions
- Controls

- 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

**Course Structure:**
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.

**Computer Resources:**
All work can be done on any PC.

**Laboratory Resources:**
None

**Grading:**
20% homework, 80% exams and projects

**Outcome Coverage:** None assigned

**Prepared By:** Mohamed El-Sharkawi

**Last revised:** 4/17/10