Power factor control of large doubly-fed reluctance wind generators

Jude Obichere, Milutin Jovanovic, Sul Ademi

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Abstract

This paper deals with vector control (VC) of an emerging brushless doubly-fed reluctance (BDFRG) technology for large-scale wind turbines. The BDFRG has been receiving promising attention due to its low operation and maintenance costs afforded by the use of partially-rated power electronics, and the high reliability of brushless construction, while offering performance competitive to its traditional slipring counterpart, the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG). A robust VC control scheme has been developed for a custom designed BDFRG fed from a conventional ‘back-to-back’ IGBT converter. The preliminary studies have evaluated the algorithm under the maximum power factor control (MPFC) 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 and Computer Science 2015
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages210-215
Volume1
ISBN (Print)97898819253-67
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCES 2015) - San Francisco
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCES 2015)
Period1/01/15 → …

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