Assessment of a wind energy conversion system based on a six-phase permanent magnet synchronous generator with a twelve-pulse PWM current source converter

I. Abdallah Mohamed Abdelsalam, G. P. Adam, D. Holliday, B. W. Williams

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Abstract

The steady-state and dynamic performances of a new high-power variable speed wind-energy conversion system (WECS) that uses a six-phase permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) with twelve-pulse back-to-back pulse width modulated current source converters is assessed. The proposed WECS inherently has all the features of existing systems based on voltage source converters, such as voltage control and fault ride-through capability, but with increased reliability and improved ac side waveform quality, benefiting from the three-winding phase shifting transformer for further attenuation of the low-order harmonics. PSCAD/EMTDC simulation is used to assess the steady-state and dynamic behaviours of the proposed system under different operating conditions. Experimental results, obtained using a prototype grid side dual current source inverter (CSI), are presented to validate the proposed technique.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE Asia Downunder (ECCE Asia), 2013 IEEE
PublisherIEEE
Pages849-854
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479904839
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • wind energy conversion systems
  • permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)
  • current source converters
  • dynamic behaviours
  • dual current source inverter
  • current source rectifier
  • PWM invertors
  • PWM power convertors
  • permanent magnet generators
  • power conversion harmonics
  • power generation reliability
  • power supply quality
  • power transformers
  • synchronous generators
  • wind power plants
  • EMTDC
  • logic gates
  • PSCAD
  • radio access networks
  • switches

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