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A Stator Flux Oriented Vector Control Scheme For Decoupled Control Of DFIG For Wind Energy Applications

Swagat Pati#1, Manas Patnaik#2, Tapan Kumar Pattanaik#3
  1. Department of Electrical Engineering, Siksha „O? Anusandhan University,Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
  2. Department of Electrical Engineering, Siksha „O? Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  3. Department of Electrical Engineering, Siksha „O? Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar , Odisha, India.Nephrology Department, HGR 25, IMSS, Mexico City, Mexico
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As the conventional sources of power generation are reducing every day there is a strong need for a sustainable and clean source of power which could supply the need. Wind energy conversion systems play a very vital role in production of clean and sustainable energy. In this paper, a DFIG based wind energy system employing DFIG as the power generator is modeled. To improve the transient and steady state performance and the power factor of generation, a stator flux oriented vector control scheme is used in this work. The vector control structure employs conventional PI controllers for the decoupled control of the stator side active and reactive power. This paper emphasizes only on the control of the rotor side bidirectional converter. The whole system is modeled and simulated using Matlab/Simulink and the results are analyzed.


Doubly-fed induction generator, Rotorside inverter, stator flux oriented vector control, P- I controller, SPWM inverter.


With the development of power electronic equipments variable speed wind power generation has become simpler and more efficient. In variable speed wind energy systems efficient power capture from wind has always been a subject of great concern. To capture wind power efficiently the speed of the wind turbine and generator has to be continuously changed so as to maintain the power coefficient at its maximum value. Doubly fed induction generators are efficient and robust machines and are widely used as modern wind power generators. DFIG based wind turbines have several advantages like cost effectiveness, easy pitch angle control, reduction in torque and power pulsation and most importantly improved power quality. The greatest benefits of using DFIGs as power generators are that the control of DFIG is done from the rotor side. So the rotor converters have to deal with less power and hence are less power rating and size. Again as the ratings are less the switching losses are also less and the control structure is more reliable and efficient [1, 2, 3, 5, 7]. Induction generators have an inherent coupling between active and reactive power which makes the response active and reactive power sluggish. But, this disadvantage can be overcome by the use of advanced control strategies such as vector control[1-5,7,10-14], direct torque control[12] and direct power control[8, 9] strategies. For the control of DFIGs most often stator flux oriented vector control [2, 3, 5, 7] strategy is used. This strategy provides independent control of active and reactive power of the DFIG by coupling them. In the above mentioned scheme along with conventional PI controllers many type of advanced controllers are implemented such as sliding mode controller[15], fuzzy logic controllers[7] etc, for the performance improvement of the scheme.
In this paper a DFIG based WECS is considered. The DFIG is controlled from the rotor side by a stator flux oriented vector controlled scheme employing PI controllers. Only the control of rotor side bi-directional converter is emphasized in this paper. The RSC is a PWM converter for which the switching pulses are generated from a sinusoidal PWM strategy. The whole scheme is simulated with MATLAB/SIMULINK environment and the results are analyzed.


The dynamic model of DFIG is derived after the three phase quantities were transformed to two phase direct quadrature axes quantities. The concept of power invariance was used to determine the equivalence between the three phase and two phase machine models. The stator and rotor equations of voltage in synchronously rotating reference frame [4] are as follows


The control structure of a DFIG consists of two back to back bidirectional PWM inverters connected by a DC link. The converters are namely RSC rotor side converter and GSC grid side converters. The rotor side converter is used for the vector control of the DFIG for performance improvement and stator power flow control, and the GSC is used for keeping the DC link voltage constant and power factor improvement of the rotor side. In this work the RSC control is done and the results are analyzed assuming DC link voltage to be constant.
A simplified pwm inverter model diagram [6] is shown in the Fig. 2


The DFIG is controlled by a vector controlled scheme which provides a decoupled control of active and reactive power. The vector control scheme is implemented on the rotor side of the DFIG, the stator being connected directly to the supply. Here the reactive power is controlled by the direct axis loop and the active power is controlled by the quadrature axis loop. The equations related to the scheme are as follows.


The DFIG control structure was modeled and simulated in Matlab Simulink. The PWM scheme is sinusoidal PWM. The simulation results are obtained as follows.
 Step change in reference speed
 Step change in reactive power
 Step change in torque

A. Change in speed:

The speed is changed from 1400 rpm to 1700 rpm at 3 seconds keeping torque and reactive power constant. The values of torque and reactive power are -20 Nm and - 1000Var respectively.
The figure (e) shows the speed graph in which the speed switches to 1700 rpm from 1400 rpm at 3 seconds. As the speed increases the reactive power remains the same but the active power increases little after the step change as shown in the figure (a). But, there is a decrease in the active and reactive power on the rotor side. The reactive power becomes negative after the step change as the new speed is super-synchronous as shown in Fig. (c). Power factor is around 0.9 on the stator side as shown in Fig. (b). But, the power factor on the stator side after the step change falls becomes nearly zero as shown in Fig. (d). It is because of the reason the active power falls to zero. The torque as shown by the figure (f) is zero throughout except in the transient stage.
and Reactive Power of rotor side. (d) Power Factor of rotor side. (e) Speed. (f) Torque.

B. Change in Reactive Power:

The reactive is varied in steps while the torque and speed are kept constant. At 3 seconds the reactive power changed from -1000VAR to -3000VAR. The values of torque and speed are -20 Nm and 1400 rpm. The figures a, b, c represents for the stator side and the figures d, e, f represent for the stator. The outputs are as follows.
The figure (a) shows the change in reactive power from -1000 VAR to -3000 VAR at 3 seconds. There is no change in the power. It is -2000 W before and after the step change. The power factor on the stator side drops from 0.9 to 0.57 after the step change as shown in the figure (b). The active power increases from 450 W to 655 W and reactive power increases from 450 VAR to 605 VAR as can be seen in the figure (c). The figure (d) shows how the power factor on rotor side increases from 0.65 to 0.8. The figure (e) shows that speed is constant i.e. 1400 rpm throughout, except in the transient period. Torque is constant i.e. -20 N-m as shown in the figure (f).

C. Change in Torque:

The torque is changed from -20 Nm to -40 Nm at 3 seconds. The speed and reactive power are kept constant. The reference values for speed and reactive power are 1400 rpm and -1000VAR respectively.
The figure (f) shows the change in torque from -20 Nm to -40 Nm at 3 seconds. As, the torque increases the active power increases from -2000W to -4000W. The reactive power remains unaffected .i.e. -1000VAR on the stator side as given in the figure (a). The active power increases on the rotor side from 450W to 700W whereas the reactive power increases from 450VAR to 465VAR as can be seen in figure (c). The power factor is seen to increase on both rotor and stator side. The rotor side power factor increases from 0.7 to 0.8 as shown in the figure (d) and the power factor increases from 0.9 to 0.95 on the stator side as shown in the figure (b).The speed before and after the step change are same as that of reference speed .i.e. 1400 rpm as can be seen in the figure (e).


The rotor side control of DFIG using PI controller with SPWM inverter was successfully modeled and discussed in the paper. The outputs related to the model were analyzed. The transient, steady state performance and power factor were found to be improved. It is also evident from the results that the power can be fed to the grid at any desired power factor. High performance control of power can be achieved by the proposed scheme as the vector control scheme facilitates the decoupled control of active and reactive power.


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