Modeling and simulation of static loads for wind power applications

Dosoglu M. K. , Arsoy A.

NEURAL COMPUTING & APPLICATIONS, vol.25, no.5, pp.997-1006, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00521-014-1583-3
  • Page Numbers: pp.997-1006


This study aims to model and simulate static nonlinear loads with wind power generation to evaluate the impact of load models on wind power systems. Nonlinear loads are modeled as exponential load model, ZIP load model and combination of exponential/ZIP with an induction motor. The wind power generator is represented with a reduced-order doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) model. Developed models have been implemented in a grid-integrated wind power plant and simulated in MATLAB/SIMULINK. The effects of nonlinear loads into wind power plant are investigated in terms of bus voltages, angular speed, electrical torque, and d-q stator axes currents. Additional analyses are conducted to compare the behaviors of full- and reduced-order DFIG models under a selected loading condition. The results of this study indicate that the response of a system with DFIG is dependent of the load modeling and reduced-order DFIG model shows more stable trend than full-order DFIG model.