Multilevel converter integration for low voltage ride through controlling renewable wind energy conversion systems

Ahmed, Mahrous and Alamri, Bassem and Metwally, Mohamed and Alharthi, Mosleh and Alzaed, Ali and Elkalashy, Nagy and Salem, Farhan and Mekhilef, Saad and Orabi, Mohamed and Ghoneim, Sherif (2021) Multilevel converter integration for low voltage ride through controlling renewable wind energy conversion systems. Journal of Engineering Research, 9 (2). pp. 184-202. ISSN 2307-1877, DOI

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In this study, a new control of grid-connected doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs) is introduced to attain low-voltage ride-through capability. The grid-side converter is proposed to be a multilevel converter (MLC) controlled by conventional DC-link voltage controller. The MLC is designed and integrated into the grid-connected DFIG. The rotor-side converter is considered a two-level conventional converter controlled by the proposed virtual voltage strategy. The virtual strategy is to use the designed input control signal rather than the actual measured one during system disturbance. The system disturbance in this study is the voltage dip. The proposed virtual controller is designed to use busbar voltage during normal operation, whereas it utilizes the designed virtual voltage during wide range conditions of low grid voltages. The energy conversion system currents are increased due to voltage dip disturbances. The use of designed virtual voltage values is proposed as inputs to the controller to limit these currents at the rating values. These virtual voltages are extracted using direct-quadrature machine representation and fixed machine currents at the rated values or lower. On the basis of the proposed control concerning the virtual voltage concept, the generator currents are limited to the rated values, thereby protecting the energy conversion system during low grid voltages. Simulation results prove the validity of the proposed control scheme during extreme low voltages.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia[TURSP-2020/146]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG);Renewable wind turbine;Low-Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT);Multilevel Converter (MLC);Virtual voltage
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 03:05
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2022 03:05

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