Wind Turbine Generator Modeling and Simulation Where Rotational Speed is the Controlled Variable

Lucian Mihet-Popa, Frede Blaabjerg, Ion Boldea

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Abstract

To optimise the power produced in a wind turbine, the speed of the turbine should vary with the wind speed. A simple control method is proposed that will allow an induction machine to run a turbine at its maximum power coefficient. Various types of power control strategies have been suggested for application in variable speed wind turbines. The usual strategy is to control the power or the torque acting on the wind turbine shafts. This paper presents an alternative control strategy, where the rotational speed is the controlled variable. The paper describes a model, which is being developed to simulate the interaction between a wind turbine and the power system. The model is intended to simulate the behaviour of the wind turbine using induction generators both during normal operation. Sample simulation results for two induction generators (2/0.5 MW) validate the fundamental issues.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume40
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)3-10
ISSN0093-9994
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Wind Turbine Generator Modeling and Simulation Where Rotational Speed is the Controlled Variable. / Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Blaabjerg, Frede; Boldea, Ion.

In: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2004, p. 3-10.

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