Control of Doubly Fed Induction Generator Supplied via Matrix Converter for Wind Energy Conversion System


The present paper deals with the modeling and control of Wind Energy Conversion System WECS based Doubly Fed Induction Generator DFIG using the slip energy recovery principle. The proposed drive system uses a Matrix Converter (MC) to transfer the slip energy of the rotor into the mains instead of using cascaded ac-dc-ac converter whilst the stator side is fixed to the grid. Operation at both sub-synchronous and super-synchronous regions is possible with the proposed drive system. The different level control strategies for maximum power point tracking and active-reactive power are discussed. Simulation results of the proposed doubly fed induction generator drive system show the good performance of the control system strategy for both transient and steadystate conditions.

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Kara, Z. and Barra, K. (2014) Control of Doubly Fed Induction Generator Supplied via Matrix Converter for Wind Energy Conversion System. International Journal of Modern Nonlinear Theory and Application, 3, 98-112. doi: 10.4236/ijmnta.2014.33012.

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