Fault ride through capability improvement of dfig based wind farm using nonlinear controller based bridge-type flux coupling non-superconducting fault current limiter

M. Rashidul Islam*, M. Najmul Huda, Jakir Hasan, Mohammad Ashraf Hossain Sadi, Ahmed AbuHussein, Tushar Kanti Roy, M. Apel Mahmud

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Abstract

High penetration of Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) into existing power grid can attribute complex issues as they are very sensitive to the grid faults. In addition, Fault Ride Through (FRT) is one of the main requirements of the grid code for integrating Wind Farms (WFs) into the power grid. In this work, to enhance the FRT capability of the DFIG based WFs, a Bridge-Type Flux Coupling Non-Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (BFC-NSFCL) is proposed. The effectiveness of the proposed BFC-NSFCL is evaluated through performance comparison with that of the Bridge-Type Fault Current Limiter (BFCL) and Series Dynamic Braking Resistor (SDBR). Moreover, a dynamic nonlinear controller is also proposed for controlling the operation of the BFC-NSFCL. Extensive simulations are carried out in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment for both symmetrical and unsymmetrical temporary as well as permanent faults. Based on the simulation results and different numerical analysis, it is found that the proposed nonlinear controller based BFC-NSFCL is very effective in enhancing the FRT capability of the WF. Also, the BFC-NSFCL outperforms the conventional BFCL and SDBR by maintaining a near-seamless performance during various grid fault situations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberen13071696
Number of pages25
JournalEnergies
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

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