Abstract

Voltage stability is a key issue to achieve the uninterrupted operation of wind farms equipped with doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) during grid faults. A Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) is applied to a power network which includes a DFIG driven by a wind turbine, for steady state voltage regulation and transient voltage stability support. The control schemes of the DFIG rotor-side converter, grid-side converter and the STATCOM are suitably designed and coordinated. The system is implemented in real-time on a Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS®). Results show that the STATCOM improves the transient voltage stability and therefore helps the wind turbine generator system to remain in service during grid faults.

Meeting Name

41st IAS Annual Meeting of the Industry Applications Conference, 2006

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

STATCOM; Doubly Fed Induction Generator; Real-Time Implementation; Wind Turbine

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0197-2618

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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