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Optimal Wind Turbine Design Based Wind Potential and Radial Distribution Network Characteristics

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submitted on 2024-02-18, 09:29 and posted on 2024-02-18, 09:30 authored by Fatima-Azahraa Bourhim, Ahmed Ouammi, Rachid Benchrifa, Mohamed Chaouch

This paper aims to present an economic decision-making model for determining the optimal wind turbine (WT) design for different bus nodes in a Radial Distribution Network (RDN) based on the wind potential of the studied site and grid capability. The main objective function in the optimization problem of this study is the maximization of the Net Present Value (NPV) of wind energy incomes subject to the WT geometrical design variables, including the rotor diameter and Tower Height; and under the RDN constraints to maintain the power system stability. Adequate placements among the different bus nodes for WT installation are those with the maximum NPV value. Furthermore, the intermittent characteristic of wind energy leads to the use of an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in wind speed forecasting for good estimation of the generated wind energy. The effectiveness of the proposed model was validated using IEEE 9 and IEEE 33 Bus RDNs. The results demonstrate that the WT design determination is not related to the power of the wind potential but mostly to the capability of the connected RDN.

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