Optimum power factor control of large doubly-fed reluctance wind generator applications

Jude Obichere, Milutin Jovanovic

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This paper deals with vector control (VC) of an emerging brushless doubly-fed reluctance (BDFRG) technology for large wind turbine applications. The BDFRG has been receiving increasing attention due to its low operation and maintenance costs due to the use of partially-rated power electronics, and the high reliability of brushless assembly, while offering performance competitive to its traditional slip-ring counterpart, the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG). A robust VC control strategy has been developed for a customdesigned BDFRG fed from a conventional 'back-to-back' IGBT converter. Preliminary studies have evaluated the algorithm under the optimum power factor control (OPFC) conditions which allow the improved efficiency of the generator-converter set and the entire wind energy conversion systems (WECS).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2016
EditorsL. Gelman, D.W.L. Hukins, S.I Ao, A.M. Korsunsky, A. Hunter
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherNewswood Limited
ISBN (Print)9789881925305
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
EventWorld Congress on Engineering 2016 (WCE 2016) - London
Duration: 1 Jun 2016 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited


ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering 2016 (WCE 2016)
Period1/06/16 → …


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