Control of Variable Speed Wind Turbines with Doubly Fed Asynchronous Generators for Stand-Alone Applications Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2017

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  • 1

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  • 16


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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-1073


  • This paper addresses the design and implementation of a novel control of a variable speed wind turbine with doubly fed induction generator for stand-alone applications. In opposition to grid-tied applications, in stand-alone systems the voltage and frequency must be generated by the doubly fed induction generator. Therefore, a voltage and frequency controller is required for supplying the load at constant voltage and frequency. This controller is implemented by orientation of the generator stator flux vector along a synchronous reference axis. In this way, constant voltage and frequency is obtained and the generator will supply the active and reactive power demanded by the load, while the wind turbine will be responsible for achieving power balance in the system. Then, power control is assumed by the pitch actuator controlling the rotational speed of the wind turbine for power balancing. A load shedding mechanism is needed if the load power exceeds the maximum available wind power. Detailed simulation results are presented and discussed to demonstrate the capabilities and contributions of the proposed control scheme.


  • Renewable Energies


  • doubly-fed induction generator (dfig); wind turbine; power control; frequency control