Maximum power control of DFIG based grid connected wind turbine generator system

Muhammed Y. Worku*, M. A. Abido

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents a simulation model of variable speed wind turbine with a doubly fed induction generator developed in Matlab/simulink. Vector control of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) drive for variable speed wind power generation is described. A slip ring (wound rotor) induction generator with back to back three phase PWM converter between its rotor and the grid forms the electrical system. A vector control scheme for the PWM converters results in independent control of active and reactive power. Line (supply) voltage oriented reference frame has been used to independently control the active and reactive power. Results are provided at the end for sub-synchronous and super-synchronous operation of the DFIG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-449
Number of pages6
JournalRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 2018

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© 2018, European Association for the Development of Renewable Energy, Environment and Power Quality (EA4EPQ). All rights reserved.


  • Sub-synchronous generation
  • Super-synchronous generation
  • Vector control
  • Wind energy conversion system (WECS)
  • Wound rotor induction machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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