TITLE

Characteristic Study for Integration of Fixed Speed and Variable Speed Grid-Connected Wind Generators

AUTHOR(S)
Mansour, Mohamed; Mansouri, M. N.; Mimouni, M. F.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
International Review on Modelling & Simulations;Jun2011, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p1094
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To convert wind power into electricity, many types of generator concepts have been used. The main wind turbine generators can be grouped into two classes : fixed and variable speed. In this paper, a characteristic study for integration of fixed speed and variable speed grid-connected wind generators, has been presented. The first is based on a squirrel cage induction generator (IG) connected directly to the grid. The second is a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)-based variable-speed wind turbine connected to the grid. The performances of each studied wind generator are evaluated by simulation works and variable speed operation is highlighted as preferred mode of operation.
ACCESSION #
76479794

 

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