Performance of doubly fed induction generators (DFIG) during network faults

O. Anaya-Lara, X. Wu, P. Cartwright, J. Ekanayake, N. Jenkins

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This paper addresses the dynamic modelling of large (MW) capacity Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIG) wind turbines using Pscad/Emtdc™ and Matlab/Simulink™. Suitable speed and reactive power controllers are implemented and described. Application studies are conducted to observe the performance of the DFIG during power system disturbances such as three-phase faults developing in different points of the network. These studies are used to determine the DFIG's fault current contribution and power converter rating required for fault ride-through capability and protection requirements. Simulations results are presented and discussed using typical turbine and network data for wind farm facilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-66
Number of pages17
JournalWind Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • induction generators
  • electrical systems
  • fault analysis
  • power converter


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