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Energies 2015, 8(9), 10389-10408; doi:10.3390/en80910389

Real-Time Control of Active and Reactive Power for Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)-Based Wind Energy Conversion System

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Division of Engineering, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3, Canada
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4, Canada
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Academic Editor: Frede Blaabjerg
Received: 13 July 2015 / Revised: 6 August 2015 / Accepted: 15 September 2015 / Published: 21 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wind Turbines)
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This paper presents the modeling, rapid control prototyping, and hardware-in-the-loop testing for real-time simulation and control of a grid-connected doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) in a laboratory-size wind turbine emulator for wind energy conversation systems. The generator is modeled using the direct-quadrature rotating reference frame circuit along with the aligned stator flux, and the field-oriented control approach is applied for independent control of the active and reactive power and the DC-link voltage at the grid side. The control of the active, reactive power and the DC-link voltage are performed using a back-to-back converter at sub- and super-synchronous as well as at variable speeds. The control strategy is experimentally validated on an emulated wind turbine driven by the Opal-RT real-time simulator (OP5600) for simultaneous control of the DC-link voltage, active and reactive power. View Full-Text
Keywords: doubly fed induction generator; wind energy conversion system; field oriented control; rapid control prototyping; hardware-in-the-loop doubly fed induction generator; wind energy conversion system; field oriented control; rapid control prototyping; hardware-in-the-loop
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Tanvir, A.A.; Merabet, A.; Beguenane, R. Real-Time Control of Active and Reactive Power for Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)-Based Wind Energy Conversion System. Energies 2015, 8, 10389-10408.

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