Grid Integration of Large Capacity Wind Power: A Review

  • Joseph N. Mathenge Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • D. K. Murage Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • J. N. Nderu Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • C. M. Muriithi Murang’a University of Technology

Abstract

Since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world has inclined towards the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid with the aim of reducing carbon emissions in the environment. Developed and developing countries have continued investing millions of dollars into research and deployment of renewables and this has sparked a huge interest in this field by researchers aiming to streamline and make this technology efficient. Initially, renewables were adopted in small quantities posing negligible threat to the security and running of power systems. However, over the last two decades, there has been a huge interest in large capacity integration of renewable energy sources. The disadvantage of this is that some of the renewables have a stochastic nature which makes their integration pose challenges to the wider grid. These stochastic renewables include solar and wind. Between the two, wind is the most intermittent yet the most widely adopted renewable. This paper reviews the integration of large scale wind power – the present, the future and challenges being faced.
 Keywords—Large capacity, Renewable Energy, Wind Power
Published
Jun 24, 2018
How to Cite
MATHENGE, Joseph N. et al. Grid Integration of Large Capacity Wind Power: A Review. Proceedings of Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference, [S.l.], p. 75-79, june 2018. ISSN 2079-6226. Available at: <http://sri.jkuat.ac.ke/ojs/index.php/proceedings/article/view/662>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2019.