Protection of wind electrical power energy systems against indirect lightning strike surge

A.A. Razi-Kazemi, A.E. Rajabinezhad

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Wind energy as a clean/green resource offers many advantages. The supply of wind power is unlimited and cannot be depleted. In order to reach the highest efficiency, the wind turbines are usually installed on the hills and flat areas. Therefore, they are subjected to the direct and indirect lightning strikes. Overvoltage of these surges can lead to the serious injuries to the different parts of the wind turbine as well as the electrical and control systems. This paper aims to model all parts of wind turbine involved in this transient phenomena such as tower, blade, coaxial cable, control system and considering accurate and frequency-dependent model for the ground system. The overvoltages caused by indirect lightning strike have been simulated using EMTP-RV. The influence of overvoltages resulting from indirect surges on control systems as the most sensitive part has been deeply investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 24th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, ICEE 2016
PublisherIEEE Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8789-7, 978-1-4673-8790-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event24th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: 10 May 201612 May 2016


Conference24th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering
Abbreviated titleICEE
Country/TerritoryIran, Islamic Republic of


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