An extremely low-cost wind emulator

Anushree Ramanath, Jeyaram Durga Manian Deivanayagam, Siddharth Raju, Ned Mohan

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Abstract

In recent times, wind power generation has become one of the most promising technologies to generate electricity from the renewable energy sources. This paper presents an extremely low-cost wind turbine-generator emulator (WTGE), a scaled down model of an actual 1MW wind turbine-generator. It consists of: real-time wind speed profile, mathematical model of the turbine, PMSM under vector control and its control to achieve maximum power point across varying wind speed. This system was designed using a proprietary custom designed model based numerical simulation and rapid real-time prototyping platform called Workbench. This platform seamlessly allows transitioning from simulation to real-time. The simulation results are validated with the help of hardware setup and are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1675-1680
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066841
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 26 2018
Event44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018 - Washington, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2018Oct 23 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Conference

Conference44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period10/20/1810/23/18

Keywords

  • Maximum power point tracking
  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM)
  • Rapid real-time prototyping
  • Sciamble Workbench
  • Wind Turbine-Generator Emulator (WTGE)

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