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A novel control strategy for a variable speed wind turbine with a permanent magnet synchronous generator


Haque, ME and Muttaqi, KM and Negnevitsky, M, A novel control strategy for a variable speed wind turbine with a permanent magnet synchronous generator, Proceedings of IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, 5-9 October 2008, Alberta, Canada, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-1-4244-2279-1 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1109/08IAS.2008.374


This paper presents a novel control strategy for the operation of a direct drive permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based stand alone variable speed wind turbine. The control strategy for the generator side converter with maximum power extraction is discussed. The stand alone control is featured with output voltage and frequency controller capable of handling variable load. The potential excess of power is dissipated in the damp resistor with the chopper control and the dc link voltage is maintained. Dynamic representation of dc bus and small signal analysis are presented. Simulation results show that the controllers can extract maximum power and regulate the voltage and frequency under varying wind and load conditions. The controller shows very good dynamic and steady state performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Solar-photovoltaic energy
UTAS Author:Haque, ME (Dr Md Enamul Haque)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:55300
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Centre for Renewable Power Energy Systems
Deposited On:2009-03-08
Last Modified:2015-03-24

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