PMSG based wind system for real-time maximum power generation and low voltage ride through

Muhammed Y. Worku, M. A. Abido*, R. Iravani

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Abstract

This work presents an efficient control strategy for low voltage ride through (LVRT) and maximum power tracking of a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based variable speed grid connected wind turbine generator. Three-level Neutral Point Clamped converters are connected back to back to perform the power conversion. A controller is proposed and implemented for the machine side converter to maximize the power generation and loss minimization under varying wind speed. A controller is also proposed and implemented for the grid side converter to transfer the generated power to a local load and grid by keeping the DC link voltage constant. To test the LVRT capability, a three phase short circuit fault is applied on the grid side. The real time digital simulator results on a 2 MW/4 kV PMSG verify the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed control scheme under different loading and fault conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013304
JournalJournal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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