Wind Power

Wind is an inexhaustible natural energy source that humans have used in one way or another for millennia. At present, wind power plants, which use wind energy to generate electricity, are in operation around the world.
Yokogawa provides a variety of measurement and control technologies that help to ensure the stable supply of power supply by making operations more efficient and by enabling remote and centralized monitoring of multiple wind power generation systems.

Customer Challenge

Maintaining a stable supply of power to the grid even when varying wind conditions cause fluctuations in the amount of generated power

Solution

Yokogawa supplies an integrated power monitoring and control system and a battery control system that tracks how much power is being generated and manages the charging and discharging of the battery system to ensure a stable supply of power to the grid.

Enabling Technologies

STARDOM Network-based Control System

STARDOM’s autonomous controllers are highly durable and provide support for CANopen, Modbus, Profibus, and other network protocols.


FA-M3 Range-free Multi-controller

A high-performance programmable logic controller (PLC) that combines very high processing speeds with stable control features. It can be utilized to monitor and control the operation of individual wind turbines.


FAST/TOOLS SCADA

The FAST/TOOLS package optimizes performance for renewable energy applications. It ensures high availability and performance and supports online configuration.


WT1800 Power Analyzer

The WT1800 can measure the voltage, current, power, and frequency (for AC) before and after DC - AC conversion and before/after battery voltage conversion. Minimizing losses in these conversions improves the efficiency of the overall energy system.


DL850 ScopeCorder

The DL850 ScopeCorder is a modular waveform recording instrument that can simultaneously measure voltage, current, strain, acceleration, and other phenomena.

 

Customer Challenge

Minimizing the likelihood of having to shut down a wind turbine because of a controller failure

Solution

Yokogawa provides proven, highly reliable controllers that ensure maximum uptime for wind turbine facilities.

Enabling Technologies

FA-M3 Range-free Multi-controller

A high-performance programmable logic controller (PLC) that combines very high processing speeds with stable control features. It can be utilized to monitor and control the operation of individual wind turbines.

 

Customer Challenge

Monitoring operations at multiple wind farms that may be located all over a country

Solution

Yokogawa’s STARDOM network-based control system and FAST/TOOLS SCADA software support the integrated monitoring from a central location of operations at wind farms that may be located all over a country and which may utilize a variety of control and monitoring systems.

Enabling Technologies

FAST/TOOLS SCADA

The FAST/TOOLS package optimizes performance for renewable energy applications. It ensures high availability and performance and supports online configuration.

 

Wind Power Generation Process

A wind power generation system, or wind turbine, is comprised of components such as an electrical generator, power converter, blades, hub, nacelle, and tower. It converts the kinetic energy of wind to mechanical energy in order to drive the electrical generator. A battery storage system is sometimes used at wind farms to ensure the stable output of power to the grid.

Control and Measurement Technologies

Wind Farm Systems and Instrumentation
  • Wind turbine condition monitoring
  • Planning (operation and power generation)
  • Results management
  • Remote monitoring
Wind Turbine Operation and Monitoring Generator and Power Converter Operation and Monitoring Grid Interconnection
  • Wind direction and velocity monitoring
  • Pitch control
  • Yaw control
  • Individual generator output monitoring
  • Power monitoring and control
  • Monitoring of storage battery charge and discharge
  • Charge and discharge monitoring and control
  • Voltage and frequency monitoring
  • Interconnection transformer operation and monitoring
Overview:
  • The STARDOM network-based control system and FA-M3 range-free controllers play an important role in smoothing out the supply of this power to the grid
  • STARDOM and FA-M3 ensure smooth supply of power to grid by wind farm equipped with large-capacity NAS batteries
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Overview:

Facing serious environmental problems for the whole earth, clean energy using solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, etc... to reduce CO2 emissions is an inevitable matter. Renewable energy providers need economical/reliable/efficient solutions. Yokogawa provides a reliable data acquisition system with high accuracy for measurement and control instruments.

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