Performance analysis and testing of a 250 kW medium-speed brushless doubly-fed induction generator

Ehsan Abdi, Richard McMahon, Paul Malliband, Shiyi Shao, Mmamolatelo Ezekiel Mathekga, Peter Tavner, Salman Abdi Jalebi, Ashknaz Oraee, Teng Long, Mark Tatlow

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    Abstract

    This study presents the performance analysis and testing of a 250 kW medium-speed brushless doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG), and its associated power electronics and control systems. The experimental tests confirm the design, and show the system's steady-state and dynamic performance and grid low-voltage ride-through capability. The medium-speed brushless DFIG in combination with a simplified two-stage gearbox promises a low-cost low-maintenance and reliable drivetrain for wind turbine applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)631-638
    Number of pages8
    JournalIET Renewable Power Generation
    Volume7
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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