Modelling and control of a variable-speed switched reluctance generator based wind turbine

D. McSwiggan, L. Xu, T. Littler

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Abstract

This paper studies the system modelling and control aspects of switched reluctance generator (SRG) based variable speed wind turbines. A control system is implemented to provide proper operation of the SRG as well as power tracking capabilities for varying wind speeds. The control system for the grid side inverter that will allow the SRG to properly generate power to the system is also presented. Studies are presented of both the SRG and inverter control systems capabilities during a balanced three-phase fault. The paper will demonstrate that the SRG based wind turbine presents a feasible variable wind speed solution with good fault response capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages459-463
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2007
Event42nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2007) - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20076 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference42nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2007)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period4/09/076/09/07

Keywords

  • switched reluctance generators
  • convertors
  • faults
  • reluctance generators
  • control systems

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    McSwiggan, D., Xu, L., & Littler, T. (2007). Modelling and control of a variable-speed switched reluctance generator based wind turbine. 459-463. Paper presented at 42nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2007) , Brighton, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC.2007.4468990