A new method for voltage and frequency control of stand-alone self-excited induction generator using PWM converter with variable DC link voltage

Karim H. Youssef, Manal A. Wahba, Hasan A. Yousef, Omar A. Sebakhy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

35 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Three-phase self-excited induction generators (SEIG) play an important rule in renewable energy sources such as wind and hydraulic energy. Their main disadvantage is poor voltage and frequency regulation under varying load and speed. This paper introduces a new and simple method for voltage and frequency control of three-phase unregulated speed induction generators in the islanding mode. The method uses a constant voltage constant frequency (CVCF) PWM converter without regulating the DC capacitor voltage. The capacitor voltage is left changing with the loading conditions and the AC side voltage is regulated by controlling the modulation index. This eliminates the need of an auxiliary switch in the DC side which reduces the cost and also reduces the high frequency current components flowing in the DC capacitor and that increases its life time. The proposed technique is tested under step changes in load and prime mover speed. The proposed technique gives the same response as the old technique but without the use of DC side switch.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Pages2486-2491
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 American Control Conference, ACC - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2008Jun 13 2008

Other

Other2008 American Control Conference, ACC
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/11/086/13/08

Fingerprint

Asynchronous generators
Pulse width modulation
Electric potential
Capacitors
Switches
Hydraulics
Modulation
Costs

Keywords

  • Constant voltage constant frequency (CVCF) operation
  • Electronic load controller (ELC)
  • PWM converter
  • Self-excited induction generators (SEIG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Youssef, K. H., Wahba, M. A., Yousef, H. A., & Sebakhy, O. A. (2008). A new method for voltage and frequency control of stand-alone self-excited induction generator using PWM converter with variable DC link voltage. In Proceedings of the American Control Conference (pp. 2486-2491). [4586864] https://doi.org/10.1109/ACC.2008.4586864

A new method for voltage and frequency control of stand-alone self-excited induction generator using PWM converter with variable DC link voltage. / Youssef, Karim H.; Wahba, Manal A.; Yousef, Hasan A.; Sebakhy, Omar A.

Proceedings of the American Control Conference. 2008. p. 2486-2491 4586864.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Youssef, KH, Wahba, MA, Yousef, HA & Sebakhy, OA 2008, A new method for voltage and frequency control of stand-alone self-excited induction generator using PWM converter with variable DC link voltage. in Proceedings of the American Control Conference., 4586864, pp. 2486-2491, 2008 American Control Conference, ACC, Seattle, WA, United States, 6/11/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACC.2008.4586864
Youssef, Karim H. ; Wahba, Manal A. ; Yousef, Hasan A. ; Sebakhy, Omar A. / A new method for voltage and frequency control of stand-alone self-excited induction generator using PWM converter with variable DC link voltage. Proceedings of the American Control Conference. 2008. pp. 2486-2491
@inproceedings{fee20d9213ab455fb41bffb67fef2f46,
title = "A new method for voltage and frequency control of stand-alone self-excited induction generator using PWM converter with variable DC link voltage",
abstract = "Three-phase self-excited induction generators (SEIG) play an important rule in renewable energy sources such as wind and hydraulic energy. Their main disadvantage is poor voltage and frequency regulation under varying load and speed. This paper introduces a new and simple method for voltage and frequency control of three-phase unregulated speed induction generators in the islanding mode. The method uses a constant voltage constant frequency (CVCF) PWM converter without regulating the DC capacitor voltage. The capacitor voltage is left changing with the loading conditions and the AC side voltage is regulated by controlling the modulation index. This eliminates the need of an auxiliary switch in the DC side which reduces the cost and also reduces the high frequency current components flowing in the DC capacitor and that increases its life time. The proposed technique is tested under step changes in load and prime mover speed. The proposed technique gives the same response as the old technique but without the use of DC side switch.",
keywords = "Constant voltage constant frequency (CVCF) operation, Electronic load controller (ELC), PWM converter, Self-excited induction generators (SEIG)",
author = "Youssef, {Karim H.} and Wahba, {Manal A.} and Yousef, {Hasan A.} and Sebakhy, {Omar A.}",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1109/ACC.2008.4586864",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781424420797",
pages = "2486--2491",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the American Control Conference",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - A new method for voltage and frequency control of stand-alone self-excited induction generator using PWM converter with variable DC link voltage

AU - Youssef, Karim H.

AU - Wahba, Manal A.

AU - Yousef, Hasan A.

AU - Sebakhy, Omar A.

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Three-phase self-excited induction generators (SEIG) play an important rule in renewable energy sources such as wind and hydraulic energy. Their main disadvantage is poor voltage and frequency regulation under varying load and speed. This paper introduces a new and simple method for voltage and frequency control of three-phase unregulated speed induction generators in the islanding mode. The method uses a constant voltage constant frequency (CVCF) PWM converter without regulating the DC capacitor voltage. The capacitor voltage is left changing with the loading conditions and the AC side voltage is regulated by controlling the modulation index. This eliminates the need of an auxiliary switch in the DC side which reduces the cost and also reduces the high frequency current components flowing in the DC capacitor and that increases its life time. The proposed technique is tested under step changes in load and prime mover speed. The proposed technique gives the same response as the old technique but without the use of DC side switch.

AB - Three-phase self-excited induction generators (SEIG) play an important rule in renewable energy sources such as wind and hydraulic energy. Their main disadvantage is poor voltage and frequency regulation under varying load and speed. This paper introduces a new and simple method for voltage and frequency control of three-phase unregulated speed induction generators in the islanding mode. The method uses a constant voltage constant frequency (CVCF) PWM converter without regulating the DC capacitor voltage. The capacitor voltage is left changing with the loading conditions and the AC side voltage is regulated by controlling the modulation index. This eliminates the need of an auxiliary switch in the DC side which reduces the cost and also reduces the high frequency current components flowing in the DC capacitor and that increases its life time. The proposed technique is tested under step changes in load and prime mover speed. The proposed technique gives the same response as the old technique but without the use of DC side switch.

KW - Constant voltage constant frequency (CVCF) operation

KW - Electronic load controller (ELC)

KW - PWM converter

KW - Self-excited induction generators (SEIG)

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=52449120160&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=52449120160&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1109/ACC.2008.4586864

DO - 10.1109/ACC.2008.4586864

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:52449120160

SN - 9781424420797

SP - 2486

EP - 2491

BT - Proceedings of the American Control Conference

ER -