Investigation on the Excitation Capacitor for a Wind Pumping Plant Using Induction Generator

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This paper presents a SEIG-IM system using a self excited induction generator driven by wind turbine and supplying an induction motor which is coupled to a centrifugal pump. A method to describe the steady state performance based on nodal analysis is presented. Furthermore, a dynamic analysis and performance characteristics are examined. The pro-posed methodology is discussed in order to optimize the quantity of the pumped water. Therefore an optimal excitation capacitor for a given wind rotor speed is determined and a suitable operation mode of the system is established.

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M. Ouali, M. Kamoun and M. Chaabene, "Investigation on the Excitation Capacitor for a Wind Pumping Plant Using Induction Generator," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2011, pp. 116-125. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2011.22014.

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