Title: STATCOM based voltage-frequency regulation for SEIG driven by an uncontrolled speed turbine

Authors: Azzeddine Benlamoudi, Rachid Abdessemed

Addresses: LRPI Industrial Prevention Research Laboratory, Institute of Health and Safety, University el Hadj Lakhdar Batna – Algeria Cite 126 Logts Bloc 5 No. 42 Batna 05000, Algeria. ' LEB Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Batna – Algeria, Avenue Chahid Med el Hadi Boukhlouf, 05000 Batna, Algeria

Abstract: This article presents the analysis and the control of a stand-alone self excited induction generator (SEIG) intended for rural applications. SEIG along with the STATCOM with battery energy storage (BES) in its DC side makes it possible to control the terminal voltage and frequency during rotor speed and load variation. Constant frequency control is carried out by the load angle |δ|, without rotor speed control, while constant terminal voltage control is achieved via the modulation index |m|. The |SEIG| magnetisation characteristic and the |STATCOM| rating are taken into consideration to determine the load interval where the terminal voltage and frequency can be controlled. The simulation results show good performances of the SEIG-STATCOM system under different perturbations.

Keywords: self-excited induction generator; SEIG; voltage control; frequency control; static synchronous compensator; STATCOM; battery energy storage systems; BESS; uncontrolled speed turbines; rural applications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEC.2009.029057

International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, 2009 Vol.1 No.4, pp.399 - 416

Received: 14 Apr 2009
Accepted: 27 Jul 2009

Published online: 29 Oct 2009 *

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