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Performance of doubly fed induction generators (DFIG) during network faults

Anaya-Lara, O. and Wu, X. and Cartwright, P. and Ekanayake, J. and Jenkins, N. (2005) Performance of doubly fed induction generators (DFIG) during network faults. Wind Engineering, 29 (1). pp. 49-66. ISSN 0309-524X

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Abstract

This paper addresses the dynamic modelling of large (MW) capacity Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIG) wind turbines using Pscad/Emtdc™ and Matlab/Simulink™. Suitable speed and reactive power controllers are implemented and described. Application studies are conducted to observe the performance of the DFIG during power system disturbances such as three-phase faults developing in different points of the network. These studies are used to determine the DFIG's fault current contribution and power converter rating required for fault ride-through capability and protection requirements. Simulations results are presented and discussed using typical turbine and network data for wind farm facilities.