3-Phase 4-wire matrix converter-based voltage sag/ swell generator to test low-voltage ride through in wind energy conversion systems

Diaz, Matias and Cardenas, Roberto and Rojas, Felix and Clare, Jon C. (2014) 3-Phase 4-wire matrix converter-based voltage sag/ swell generator to test low-voltage ride through in wind energy conversion systems. IET Power Electronics, 7 (12). pp. 3116-3125. ISSN 1755-4535

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Abstract

The high penetration of energy from wind energy conversion systems (WECSs) can have a significant influence on the stability, power quality and reliability of power systems. Therefore several countries have developed stringent grid codes in recent years in order to enhance the overall stability of power systems. In these grid codes, the capacity to fulfil low-voltage ride through (LVRT) requirements is considered an important issue for the control of WECSs. Therefore in this study, a novel voltage sag/ swell generator (VSG) based on a 4-leg matrix converter is presented. This VSG can be used to generate the symmetrical and asymmetrical faults required to test LVRT algorithms in a laboratory environment. The performance of the VSG is experimentally demonstrated and compared with the operation of other VSGs conventionally used for LVRT studies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Power Electronics and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library
Keywords: Energy conversion; Matrix converters; Power converters; Voltage stabilizing circuits; Wind power Laboratory environment; Low-voltage; Lowvoltage ride through (LVRT); Overall stabilities; Swell generator; Voltage sags; Wind energy conversion system; Wind-Energy conversion systems (Wecss) System stability
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-pel.2014.0065
Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 09:47
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 10:14
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34527

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