Doubly Fed Induction Generator for wind energy generation using nine-switch power converter

Soe, Nyan Paing, Vilathgamuwa, D. Mahinda, & Low, Kay-Soon (2011) Doubly Fed Induction Generator for wind energy generation using nine-switch power converter. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2011), IEEE, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 3608-3613.

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A Three-Phase Nine-Switch Converter (NSC) topology for Doubly Fed Induction Generator in wind energy generation is proposed in this paper. This converter topology was used in various applications such as Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Uninterruptable Power Supplies. In this paper, Nine-Switch Converter is introduced in Doubly Fed Induction Generator in renewable energy application for the first time. It replaces the conventional Back-to-Back Pulse Width Modulated voltage source converter (VSC) which composed of twelve switches in many DFIG applications. Reduction in number of switches is the most beneficial in terms of cost and power switching losses. The operation principle of Nine-Switch Converter using SPWM method is discussed. The resulting NSC performance of rotor side current control, active power and reactive control are compared with Back-to Back voltage source converter performance. DC link voltage regulation using front end converter is also presented. Finally the simulation results of DFIG performances using NSC and Back-to-Back VSC are analyzed and compared.

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ID Code: 74900
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: PWM power convertors, Asynchronous generators, Switching convertors, Wind power plants
DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2011.6119895
ISBN: 9781612849690
ISSN: 1553-572X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2014 00:48
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 01:17

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