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Control of a doubly fed induction generator in a wind turbine during grid fault ride-through.

Xiang, D. and Ran, L. and Tavner, P. J. and Yang, S. (2006) 'Control of a doubly fed induction generator in a wind turbine during grid fault ride-through.', IEEE transactions on energy conversion., 21 (3). pp. 652-662.


This paper analyzes the ability of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) in a wind turbine to ride through a grid fault and the limitations to its performance. The fundamental difficulty for the DFIG in ride-through is the electromotive force (EMF) induced in the machine rotor during the fault, which depends on the dc and negative sequence components in the stator-flux linkage and the rotor speed. The investigation develops a control method to increase the probability of successful grid fault ride-through, given the current and voltage capabilities of the rotor-side converter. A time-domain computer simulation model is developed and laboratory experiments are conducted to verify the model and a control method is proposed. Case studies are then performed on a representatively sized system to define the feasibility regions of successful ride-through for different types of grid faults.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Current control, Doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), Flux linkage, Grid fault, Power converter, Safe operating area (SOA), Wind energy.
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