Stable operation of doubly-fed induction generator in weak grids

L. J. Cai, I. Erlich, Ulas Karaagac, J. Mahseredjian

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With the increasing integration of doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) based large wind farms, their impact on power system static and dynamic behavior is an issue of interest. Large wind farms are usually connected to grids using relatively long transmission lines or cables (weak grids). Therefore, the wind farm stable operation in weak grids must be researched. This paper proposes an adaptive DFIG line side converter (LSC) control, for stable operation of wind turbines connected to weak grids. Furthermore, as weak grids with relatively long transmission lines experience severe temporary overvoltages due to Ferranti effect, an overvoltage ride through (OVRT) strategy for the DFIG based wind farm is also proposed. The Senvion wind turbine control strategy is applied to demonstrate the workability of the proposed approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380409
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201530 Jul 2015


ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • adaptive control
  • Doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG)
  • Ferranti effect
  • overvoltage ride through (OVRT)
  • system stability
  • weak grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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