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Impact of Increased Penetration of DFIG Based Wind Turbine Generators on Rotor Angle Stability of Power Systems

Abstract An advantage of doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) as compared to conventional fixed speed wind turbine generators is higher efficiency. This higher efficiency is achieved due to the ability of the DFIG to operate near its optimal turbine efficiency over a wider range of wind speeds through variable speed operation. This is achieved through the application of a back-to-back converter that tightly controls the rotor current and allows for asynchronous operation. In doing so, however, the power electronic converter effectively decouples the inertia of the turbine from the system. Hence, with the increase in penetration of DFIG based wind farms, the effective inertia of the system will be reduced. With this assertion, the present study is... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Gautam, Durga (Author) / Vittal, Vijay (Advisor) / Heydt, Gerald (Committee member) / Ayyanar, Raja (Committee member) / Farmer, Richard (Committee member) / Si, Jennie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / doubly fed induction generator / frequency response / inertia / small signal stability / transient stability / wind turbine
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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