© 2018 Elsevier Ltd This paper investigates the transient recovery voltages across vacuum circuit breakers used for the switching shunt capacitor bank in wind power plants, which are connected to the power system. Consideration has been given to high frequency models of all power system components, such as, the transformer, wind power plant generator, cable, surge arrester, vacuum circuit breaker and grounding system. The initial phase of study reproduced the results of previous work. In the second phase, the influence of different parameters, such as, the grounding system network, current injection point location to the grounding system, soil resistivity, grounding system length segment and soil ionization phenomena in the grounding system on transient recovery voltage, have been investigated via EMTP-RV. The results show that consideration of the high frequency behavior of the grounding system in wind power plants for prediction of transient recovery voltages is very important.
Nouri, H. (2019). Effects of high frequency modeling & grounding system parameters on transient recovery voltage across vacuum circuit breakers for capacitor switching in wind power plants. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 104, 159-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2018.06.046