Title: Reliability and performance improvement of double-fed induction generator-based wind energy conversion system

Authors: Khaled Benyahia; Larbi Boumediene; Abdelkader Mezouar

Addresses: Laboratory of Electro-Technical Engineering, Tahar Moulay University of Saida, P.O. Box 138, ENNASR 20000, Saida, Algeria ' Laboratory of Electro-Technical Engineering, Tahar Moulay University of Saida, P.O. Box 138, ENNASR 20000, Saida, Algeria ' Laboratory of Electro-Technical Engineering, Tahar Moulay University of Saida, P.O. Box 138, ENNASR 20000, Saida, Algeria

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present a new coordination control between active crowbar and PV-STATCOM to enhance the performance and the reliability of grid connected double-fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind farm under grid disturbance. A new technique to detect the fault is also presented. It is based on monitoring the rotor voltages and currents of the DFIG by using the symmetrical components approach. A modified control scheme of the solar farm converter is adopted to operate as STATCOM in the presence of a disturbance. The proposed control scheme is simulated under MATLAB/Simulink platform to verify its efficiency.

Keywords: double-fed induction generator; DFIG; wind power plants; WPPs; voltage dip; crowbar protection; low voltage ride through; LVRT; static synchronous compensator; STATCOM; photovoltaic system; system stability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2017.087050

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2017 Vol.28 No.4, pp.370 - 382

Available online: 23 Aug 2017 *

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