Title: A reduced switch count UPF power conditioner for grid connected variable speed wind energy conversion system employing PM generators: a simulation study

Authors: A.B. Raju, B.G. Fernandes, K. Chatterjee

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India

Abstract: In this paper, modelling and simulation of a grid connected variable speed wind energy conversion system (VSWECS) with reduced switch count power converter is presented. The system consists of a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG), two pulse width modulated B-4 power converters and a maximum power point tracker (MPPT). Mathematical models of each element of the system are developed separately and are then integrated to simulate the whole system for various wind velocities. The complete system is simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK and simulation results are presented.

Keywords: grid interface; modelling; power converters; simulation; wind energy; wind power; energy conversion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2004.005160

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2004 Vol.2 No.3, pp.284 - 299

Available online: 07 Sep 2004 *

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