Modeling and Control of a DFIG-Based Wind Turbine During a Grid Voltage Drop

  • A. Babaie Lajimi Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Iran
  • S. Asghar Gholamian Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Iran
  • M. Shahabi Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Iran
Keywords: doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG), field-oriented control (FOC), DFIG protection,


Doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG) are widely used in wind energy generation systems. During a grid voltage drop, performance is degraded with rotor over current deteriorating the fault-ride through (FRT) capability of the DFIG wind-energy generation system. In this paper, a complete mathematical DFIG model is proposed. The rotor is considered fed by a voltage source converter whereas the stator is connected to the grid directly. Output power and electromagnetic torque are controlled using field-oriented control (FOC). Simulation results show the efficiency of the controller in exploiting the maximum power of wind.


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