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Effects of array configuration, network impacts and mitigation of arrays of wave energy converters connected to weak, rural electricity networks

Date: October 08, 2013 at 18:36 GMT

Abstract: This paper describes a wave-to-wire model of an array of wave energy converters (WECs). Effects of the physical positioning of the WECs and the adjustment of control parameters are presented.

The results obtained from this paper demonstrate the overall effects of storage on real power production and imaginary power control on network voltage profile. Characteristics of the raw mechanical power produced by an array of 48 WECs are also presented. The opportunities for improved network integration are identified and discussed. 




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