Safe Operation of DFIG-Based Wind Parks in Series-Compensated Systems

Ulas Karaagac, Jean Mahseredjian, Simon Jensen, Richard Gagnon, Martin Fecteau, Ilhan Kocar

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Subsynchronous control interaction (SSCI) is the interaction between the power-electronics control and the series-compensated transmission system that occurs at frequencies below the system nominal frequency. SSCI may occur between the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) control system and the series-compensated transmission line, to which the wind park (WP) is connected. Not only do the DFIG control system parameters, but also the WP operating conditions have a significant impact on SSCI. In this paper, the impact of WP operating conditions and DFIG control system parameters on SSCI is analyzed in detail. Guidelines are presented for modifying the DFIG control system parameters to ensure safe operation and acceptable transient responses due to faults. This paper also examines the accuracies of various analytical tools used for SSCI problem identification and proposes a new frequency scan analysis approach for accurate prediction of potential SSCI problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-718
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • Doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG)
  • eigenvalue analysis
  • electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation
  • frequency scan analysis
  • series capacitor compensation
  • subsynchronous control interaction (SSCI)
  • wind park

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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