Power Factor Control Mechanism for Optimum Efficiency in Wind Generators and Industrial Applications

Obichere, Jude K., Jovanovic, Milutin and Ademi, Sul (2017) Power Factor Control Mechanism for Optimum Efficiency in Wind Generators and Industrial Applications. In: Transactions on Engineering Technologies. WCECS: The World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science . Springer, pp. 289-303. ISBN 9789811027161

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2717-8_21


Power factor control mechanism play critical and important role to determine the ability and effectiveness of the operation of doubly-fed induction machines in wind generators and industrial applications. This work presents a vector control (VC) of an emerging brushless doubly-fed reluctance (BDFRG) technology for large wind turbine and industrial 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 ‘back-to-back’ IGBT converter. Simulation studies and experimental verification has validated the algorithm under 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: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brushless, Doubly-Fed generators, Low voltage ride through capability, Optimum power factor control, Reluctance generators, Vector control, Wind energy
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 16:39
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 18:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36762

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