Wind turbine control design to enhance the fault ride-through capability

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

9 Citations (Scopus)
185 Downloads (Pure)


This paper presents a control strategy for wind turbines to enhance their fault ride-through capability. The controller design is based on pitch controlled variable speed wind turbine equipped with doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG). The fault ride-through is realized by injecting a crowbar with variable resistance on the generator rotor circuit. To reduce the mechanical loads induced by grid faults, the wind turbine controller is improved by means of filtering techniques which alleviate the loads on the turbine blades and drive-train. The performance of the control strategy is tested by simulation. It is shown that the combined mechanical and electrical controller design significantly improves the wind turbine fault ride-through capability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Renewable Power Generation Conference 2011
Place of PublicationStevenage
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2011
Event1st IET Renewable Power Generation Conference - Raddison Blu, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20118 Sept 2011


Conference1st IET Renewable Power Generation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • DFIG
  • fault ride-through
  • crowbar
  • wind turbine loads
  • doubly-fed induction generator
  • asynchronous generators
  • blades
  • control system synthesis
  • power generation control
  • power generation faults
  • wind turbines
  • electrical controller design
  • filtering technique
  • generator rotor circuit
  • grid fault
  • mechanical controller design
  • mechanical load reduction


Dive into the research topics of 'Wind turbine control design to enhance the fault ride-through capability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this