Control of Variable Speed Wind Turbines in Islanded Mode of Operation

ArticleinIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 23(2):535 - 543 · July 2008with19 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.33 · DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2008.921553 · Source: IEEE Xplore


    Nowadays, technology evolution and deregulation of the electric utility industry enable distributed generation (DG) to play an increasing role in locally satisfying the expanding power demand. In this paper, the islanded operation of an electrical grid supplied by wind turbines, which belong to the most rapidly expanding DG technologies, is studied. Control strategies for power electronics interface of variable speed wind turbines, ensuring fast control of frequency and voltage, are proposed.