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Andre Luiz de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Capovilla, Ivan Roberto Santana Casella, José Luis Azcue-Puma and Alfeu J. Sguarezi Filho, "Co-Simulation of an SRG Wind Turbine Control and GPRS/EGPRS Wireless Standards in Smart Grids," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 656-663, Mar. 2021. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2021.1003883
Citation: Andre Luiz de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Capovilla, Ivan Roberto Santana Casella, José Luis Azcue-Puma and Alfeu J. Sguarezi Filho, "Co-Simulation of an SRG Wind Turbine Control and GPRS/EGPRS Wireless Standards in Smart Grids," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 656-663, Mar. 2021. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2021.1003883

Co-Simulation of an SRG Wind Turbine Control and GPRS/EGPRS Wireless Standards in Smart Grids

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2021.1003883
Funds:  The work was supported by CAPES, CNPq (405757/2018-2), and INERGE, all from Brazil
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  • Wind energy can be considered a push-driver factor in the integration of renewable energy sources within the concept of smart grids. For its full deployment, it requires a modern telecommunication infrastructure for transmitting control signals around the distributed generation, in which, the wireless communication standards stand out for employing modern digital modulation and coding schemes for error correction, in order to guarantee the power plant operability. In some developing countries, such as Brazil, the high penetration of commercial mobile wireless standards GPRS and EGPRS (based on GSM technology) have captivated the interests of the energy sector, and they now seek to perform remote monitoring and control operations. In this context, this article presents a comparative performance analysis of a wireless control system for a wind SRG, when a GPRS or EGPRS data service is employed. The system performance is analyzed by co-simulations, including the wind generator dynamics and the wireless channel effects. The satisfactory results endorse the viability and robustness of the proposed system.


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    • Co-simulation of wind turbine and telecommunication is proposed;
    • The wireless transmitted signals control an SRG;
    • GPRS and EGPRS wireless standards are used/analyzed;
    • The EGPRS operating mode has shown the best performance for Smart Grids.


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