Improved power factor controller for wind generator and applications

Obichere, Jude, Jovanovic, Milutin and Ademi, Sul (2016) Improved power factor controller for wind generator and applications. Engineering Letters, 24 (2). pp. 125-131. ISSN 1816-093X

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Abstract

This journal paper presents a vector control (VC) of an emerging brushless doubly-fed reluctance (BDFRG) technology for large wind turbine applications. The BDFRG has been receiving increasing attention due to its low operation and maintenance costs afforded by the use of partially-rated power electronics, and the high reliability of brushless assembly, while offering performance competitive to its traditional slip-ring counterpart, the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG). A robust VC strategy has been developed for a custom-designed BDFRG fed from a conventional ‘backto-back’ IGBT converter. Preliminary studies have evaluated the algorithm under the optimum power factor control (OPFC) conditions which allow the improved efficiency of the generator-converter set and the entire wind energy conversion systems (WECS).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wind Energy, Vector Control, Optimum Power Factor Control, Brushless, Doubly-Fed Generators
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 15:13
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 11:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27113

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