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Energies 2017, 10(5), 604; doi:10.3390/en10050604

Sliding Mode Control of a Variable- Speed Wind Energy Conversion System Using a Squirrel Cage Induction Generator

Department of Electrical Engineering, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait
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Received: 25 January 2017 / Revised: 19 April 2017 / Accepted: 19 April 2017 / Published: 1 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Wind Turbines)

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This paper deals with the control of a variable-speed wind energy conversion (WEC) system using a squirrel cage induction generator (SCIG) connected to the grid through a back-to-back three phase (AC-DC-AC) power converter. The sliding mode control technique is used to control the WEC system. The objective of the controllers is to force the states of the system to track their desired states. One controller is used to regulate the generator speed and the flux so that maximum power is extracted from the wind. Another controller is used to control the grid side converter, which controls the DC bus voltage and the active and reactive powers injected into the grid. The performance of the controlled wind energy conversion system is verified through MATLAB simulations, which show that the controlled system performs well. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind energy conversion; squirrel cage induction generator (SCIG); sliding mode control wind energy conversion; squirrel cage induction generator (SCIG); sliding mode control
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Zribi, M.; Alrifai, M.; Rayan, M. Sliding Mode Control of a Variable- Speed Wind Energy Conversion System Using a Squirrel Cage Induction Generator. Energies 2017, 10, 604.

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