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A direct drive grid connected wind energy system with STATCOM and super-capacitor energy storage


Chowdhury, MM and Haque, ME and Gargoom, A and Negnevitsky, M, A direct drive grid connected wind energy system with STATCOM and super-capacitor energy storage, Proceedings of the IEEE PES International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON 2012), 30 October - 2 November, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4673-2868-5 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/PowerCon.2012.6401427


In this paper, a grid connected permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based direct drive variable speed wind turbine with a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) is investigated in Matlab/Simpower environment to achieve the uninterrupted operation of wind farms during grid disturbances. The main idea behind uninterrupted operation is that wind turbine does not trip when grid disturbances occur or there is sudden change of load. The proposed control strategy for super capacitor based STATCOM effectively reduces the level of voltage sag, enhance the low voltage/fault ride through capability of the wind farm and mitigate the power quality issue at the point of common coupling (PCC).Results shows that the STATCOM with supercapacitor energy storage can enhance the dynamic performance of the direct drive wind energy system.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:direct drive wind turbine, PMSG, STATCOM, super-capacitor energy storage.
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Mining and extraction of energy resources
Objective Field:Mining and extraction of energy resources not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chowdhury, MM (Mr Mujaddid Chowdhury)
UTAS Author:Haque, ME (Dr Md Enamul Haque)
UTAS Author:Gargoom, A (Dr Ameen Gargoom)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:82738
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-02-15
Last Modified:2018-04-13
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