Applying international power quality standards for current harmonic distortion to wave energy converters and verified device emulators

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dc.contributor.author Kelly, James
dc.contributor.author Aldaiturriaga, Endika
dc.contributor.author Ruiz-Minguela, Pablo
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-23T04:35:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-23T04:35:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-24
dc.identifier.citation Kelly, J., Aldaiturriaga, E. and Ruiz-Minguela, P. (2019) 'Applying International Power Quality Standards for Current Harmonic Distortion to Wave Energy Converters and Verified Device Emulators', Energies, 12(19), 3654. (21pp.) DOI: 10.3390/en12193654 en
dc.identifier.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.issued 19 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8830
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/en12193654 en
dc.description.abstract The push for carbon-free energy sources has helped encourage the development of the ocean renewable energy sector. As ocean renewable energy approaches commercial maturity, the industry must be able to prove it can provide clean electrical power of good quality for consumers. As part of the EU funded Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Cost (OPERA) project that is tasked with developing the wave energy sector, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) developed electrical power quality standards for marine energy converters, which were applied to an oscillating water column (OWC). This was done both in the laboratory and in the real world. Precise electrical monitoring equipment was installed in the Mutriku Wave Power Plant in Spain and to an OWC emulator in the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at University College Cork in Ireland to monitor the electrical power of both. The electrical power generated was analysed for harmonic current distortion and the results were compared. The observations from sea trials and laboratory trials demonstrate that laboratory emulators can be used in early stage development to identify the harmonic characteristics of a wave energy converter. en
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dc.rights ©2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Renewable energy en
dc.subject Ocean energy en
dc.subject Wave energy en
dc.subject Oscillating water column en
dc.subject Power quality en
dc.subject Current harmonic distortion en
dc.subject IEC standards en
dc.subject Modelling en
dc.title Applying international power quality standards for current harmonic distortion to wave energy converters and verified device emulators en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother James Kelly, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email:james.kelly@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Energies en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress james.kelly@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 3654 en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::RIA/654444/EU/Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Cost/OPERA en
dc.identifier.eissn 1996-1073


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