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Modelling and control of a variable-speed switched reluctance generator based wind turbine

McSwiggan, D. and Xu, L. and Littler, T. (2007) Modelling and control of a variable-speed switched reluctance generator based wind turbine. In: 42nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2007), 2007-09-04 - 2007-09-06.

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Abstract

This paper studies the system modelling and control aspects of switched reluctance generator (SRG) based variable speed wind turbines. A control system is implemented to provide proper operation of the SRG as well as power tracking capabilities for varying wind speeds. The control system for the grid side inverter that will allow the SRG to properly generate power to the system is also presented. Studies are presented of both the SRG and inverter control systems capabilities during a balanced three-phase fault. The paper will demonstrate that the SRG based wind turbine presents a feasible variable wind speed solution with good fault response capabilities.