Course Description · Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power

Keywords: Grid codes, ancillary services, response to grid faults, electrical characteristics and power quality, electrical simulation models, variable generation and the electricity markets, electrical systems design and control, onshore and offshore grid connection, offshore transmission technology.

Course Responsible: Anca Daniela Hansen

General Course objectives

The focus of the course is on grid connection of wind power plants as well as challenges and solutions to grid integration. The course is structured into three subjects wind farm, power system and wind power plant. First, the electrical system connecting the wind turbine generators in a wind farm is introduced. Then the power system characteristics are explained in order to understand power system requirements to grid connection of wind farms transforming them into wind power plants. Finally, the wind power plant is introduced as a wind farm, which meets those power system requirements.

Learning Objectives

The course has learning objectives for each course subject as listed below.

Wind farm:

  • List basic electrical components in a wind farm
  • Design the electrical power collection system in a wind farm
  • Calculate electrical losses in a wind farm under different wind conditions
  • Analyse voltage profiles in a wind farm under different wind conditions 

Power system:

  • Describe the basic principles for frequency, voltage and power quality characteristics in a power system
  • Identify challenges of integrating wind power
  • Describe requirements (grid codes) for grid connection of wind power plants

Wind power plant:

  • Explain the structure of wind power plant control
  • Analyse impact of large scale wind power on frequency control
  • Assess the compliance of a wind power plant with requirements to reactive power capability
  • Evaluate the impact of a wind power plant on power quality


In this course you will gain knowledge about topics, like electrical components in wind farms, electrical circuits basics and calculations, wind power technology and control, power system fundamentals, technical specifications and connection requirements, power system operation with large-scale wind power, modelling and control of wind power plants.




Anca Daniela Hansen
Associate Professor
DTU Wind Energy
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Poul Ejnar Sørensen
DTU Wind Energy
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Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis
DTU Wind Energy
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Kaushik Das
DTU Wind Energy
+45 24 65 09 61


Moumita Sarkar
PhD student
DTU Wind Energy
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