Control of DFIG-based wind generation for power network support

F. Hughes, O. Anaya-Lara, N. Jenkins, G. Strbac

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This paper addresses the design and implementation of a novel control scheme for a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), of the type employed with wind turbines, to provide support to power system operation. It is shown that this controller provides a DFIG-based wind farm with operational and control compatibility with conventional power stations, the ability to contribute to voltage support and recovery following network faults, the ability to provide a power system stabilizer capability that improves overall system damping, and the capability of contributing short-term frequency support following loss of network generation. A simple but realistic test network that combines synchronous and wind farm generation has been modeled and used to assess dynamic performance. Simulation results are presented and discussed that demonstrate the capabilities and contributions of the new DFIG controller to network support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1958-1966
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • asynchronous generators
  • damping
  • machine control
  • power generation control
  • power generation faults
  • power system simulation
  • power system stability
  • wind power plants
  • wind turbines


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