Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

James McCalley

Second Advisor

Venkataramana Ajjarapu

Third Advisor

Fred Haan

Abstract

As the energy industry moves into the 21st century the use and research into renewable resources has expanded significantly. Whether it is wind, biomass, or solar, the industry is seeking ways to breakthrough and integrate the newest technologies into their power systems. Wind energy, in particular, has seen significant expansion since the 1980's, with generating capability of wind turbines increasing dramatically from 50 kW to nearly 5 MW presently. Seeking to introduce larger levels of wind generation in the Iowa electricity system, the goal of this thesis was to: First, determine the maximum wind penetration level of the existing transmission system in Iowa based on thermal loading limitations. Second, identify effects of increased wind penetration on system frequency response.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16064

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Eknath Vittal

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453053

OCLC Number

235247693

ISBN

9780549540731

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

94 pages

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