Torque and power limitations of a shunt connected inverter based WECS

Alon Kuperman*, Raul Rabinovici, George Weiss

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A variable speed wind energy conversion system based on a squirrel cage autonomous induction generated is covered in this paper for operation in high wind speeds. In this case, the turbine must limit the fraction of the wind power captured so that safe electrical and mechanical loads are not exceeded. Different control strategies based on induction machine characteristics for fixed-pitch turbines are discussed. Extended simulation results are presented for main control approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-690
Number of pages7
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems
Volume4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Induction generator
  • Power and torque control
  • Renewable energy
  • Variable speed
  • Wind turbine

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