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Control Strategy for Harmonic Elimination in Stand-alone DFIG Applications with Nonlinear Loads

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This paper proposes a new control strategy of effective fifth and seventh harmonic elimination in the stator output voltage at the point of common coupling for a stand-alone doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) feeding a three-phase diode rectifier. This load regularly causes such harmonic distortions, which harmfully affect the performance of other loads connected to the DFIG. In order to allow the DFIG to deliver a pure sinusoidal stator output voltage, these harmonics must be rejected. The proposed elimination method is investigated based on the rotor current controller employing a proportional integral and a resonant controller, which is implemented in the fundamental reference frame. In this frame, both positive seventh and negative fifth voltage harmonic can be eliminated by using only single resonant compensator tuned at six multiples of synchronous frequency in the rotor current controller. The control scheme is developed in the rotor-side converter for the control and operation of the DFIG. Simulations and experimental results with 2.2-kW DFIG feeding a nonlinear load are shown to verify prominent features of the proposed control method.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Phan Van-Tung, Lee Hong-Hee

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

Year: 2011

Volume: 26

Issue: 9

Pages: 2662-2675

Print publication date: 07/03/2011

ISSN (print): 0885-8993

ISSN (electronic): 1941-0107

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2011.2123921


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