Fault Ride-Through of a DFIG Wind Turbine Using a Dynamic Voltage Restorer During Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Grid Faults

ABSTRACT:

 The application of a dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) connected to awind-turbine-driven doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is investigated. The setup allows the wind turbine system an uninterruptible fault ride-through of voltage dips. The DVR can compensate the faulty line voltage, while the DFIG wind turbine can continue its nominal operation as demanded in actual grid codes. Simulation results for a 2 MW wind turbine and measurement results on a 22 kW laboratory setup are presented, especially for asymmetrical grid faults. They show the effectiveness of the DVR in comparison to the low-voltage ride-through of the DFIG using a crowbar that does not allow continuous reactive power production.

 KEYWORDS:

  1. Doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)
  2. Dynamic voltage restorer (DVR)
  3. Fault ride-through and wind energy

 SOFTWARE: MATLAB/SIMULINK

 BLOCK DIAGRAM:

Fault Ride-Through of a DFIG

Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of DFIG wind turbine system with DVR.

 EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS:

 

Fig. 2. Simulatin of DFIG performance with crowbar protection during 37 % two-phase voltage dip. (a) Line voltage. (b) DVR voltage. (c) Stator voltage. (d) Stator current. (e) RSC current. (f) Crowbar current. (g) Mechanical speed. (h) Active and reactive stator power. (i) Active and reactive DVR power.

Fig. 3. Simulation of DFIG performance with DVR protection during 37 % two-phase voltage dip. (a) Line voltage. (b) DVR voltage. (c) Stator voltage. (d) Stator current. (e) RSC current. (f) Crowbar current. (g) Mechanical speed. (h) Active and reactive stator power. (i) Active and reactive DVR power.

Fig. 4. Measurement results for DFIG with crowbar protection: (a) stator

voltages, (b) stator currents, and (c) rotor currents.

Fig. 5. Measurement results for DFIG with DVR protection: (a) line voltages, (b) DVR voltages, (c) stator voltages, (d) stator currents, and (e) rotor currents.

CONCLUSION:

The application of a DVR connected to a wind-turbine-driven DFIG to allow uninterruptible fault ride-through of grid voltage faults is investigated. The DVR can compensate the faulty line voltage, while the DFIG wind turbine can continue its nominal operation and fulfill any grid code requirement without the need for additional protection methods. The DVR can be used to protect already installed wind turbines that do not provide sufficient fault ride-through behavior or to protect any distributed load in a microgrid. Simulation results for a 2 MW wind turbine under an asymmetrical two-phase grid fault show the effectiveness of the proposed technique in comparison to the low-voltage ridethrough of the DFIG using a crowbar where continuous reactive power production is problematic. Measurement results under transient grid voltage dips on a 22 kW laboratory setup are presented to verify the results.

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