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THD Reduction in Wind Energy System Using Type-4 Wind Turbine/PMSG Applying the Active Front-End Converter Parallel Operation

Version 1 : Received: 4 September 2018 / Approved: 4 September 2018 / Online: 4 September 2018 (05:02:15 CEST)

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Salgado-Herrera, N.M.; Campos-Gaona, D.; Anaya-Lara, O.; Medina-Rios, A.; Tapia-Sánchez, R.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J.R. THD Reduction in Wind Energy System Using Type-4 Wind Turbine/PMSG Applying the Active Front-End Converter Parallel Operation. Energies 2018, 11, 2458. Salgado-Herrera, N.M.; Campos-Gaona, D.; Anaya-Lara, O.; Medina-Rios, A.; Tapia-Sánchez, R.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J.R. THD Reduction in Wind Energy System Using Type-4 Wind Turbine/PMSG Applying the Active Front-End Converter Parallel Operation. Energies 2018, 11, 2458.

Journal reference: Energies 2018, 11, 2458
DOI: 10.3390/en11092458

Abstract

In this paper, the active front-end (AFE) converter topology for the total harmonic distortion (THD) reduction in a wind energy system (WES) is used. A higher THD results in serious pulsations in the wind turbine (WT) output power and in several power losses at the WES. The AFE converter topology improves capability, efficiency and reliability in the energy conversion devices; by modifying a conventional back-to-back converter, from using a single voltage source converter (VSC) to use pVSC connected in parallel the AFE converter is generated. The THD reduction is done by applying a different phase shift angle at the carrier of digital sinusoidal pulse width modulation (DSPWM) switching signals of each VSC. To verify the functionality of the proposed methodology, the WES simulation in Matlab-Simulink® is analyzed, and the experimental laboratory tests using the concept of rapid control prototyping and the real-time simulator Opal-RT® Technologies is achieved. The obtained results show a type-4 WT with total output power of 6MVA, generating a THD reduction up to 5.5 times at the WES.

Subject Areas

Active Front-End converter; back-to-back converter; PMSG; THD; Type-4 wind turbine; wind energy system; Opal-RT Technologies®

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