Control of a Back-to-Back Two-Level/Five-Level Grid Connection of a Wind Turbine

  • Mohammed Yasser Marouf PhD Student, ICEPS Laboratory (Intelligent Control & Electrical Power Systems), Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria
  • Mohammed karim Fellah ICEPS Laboratory (Intelligent Control & Electrical Power Systems), Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria
  • Mohammed Yaichi Photovoltaic Pumping Team, Research Unit in Renewable Energies in the Saharan Medium URER/MS- CDER, Adrar, Algeria
  • Mohammed Fouad Benkhoris IREENA Laboratory (Institut de Recherche en Electronique et Electrotechnique de Nantes Atlantique), Ecole Polytechnique de Nantes, Nantes, France
Keywords: Wind Energy Conversion System, Doubly-Fed Induction Generator, Space Vector Modulation, Total Harmonic Distortion

Abstract

This paper proposes a new Space Vector Modulation (SVM) technique to control the grid-side inverter for improving the output power quality of a Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS). A five-level Cascaded H-Bridge Inverter (CHBI) was used to connect the DFIG to the grid. The SVM algorithm enables controlling of the DFIG inverter which improves the quality of the output power by reducing the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the generated currents and power ripples. However, the multi-level inverter has a major drawback, the even-order harmonics production, which can be overcame by controlling the five-level CHBI using this novel SVM technique generalized to N-level. The paper further presents the mechanism of this algorithm and a method to deduce the trajectories from the sequences, enabling reduction of the time and number of commutations, a better performance among several possible trajectories, and reduction of the THD rate of the DFIG output currents.  

Author Biographies

Mohammed Yasser Marouf, PhD Student, ICEPS Laboratory (Intelligent Control & Electrical Power Systems), Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria
Mohammed Yasser MAROUF : was born in Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria in 1989. He got the license degree in Electromechanical Engineering in 2009 and the Master degree in 2011 at the University of Sidi Bel-Abbes. He is currently a PhD student at the same university. He is a member of the ICEPS laboratory (Intelligent Control & Electrical Power Systems) and at the Head of the development  team in Electromechanical Systems at the Research & Development Center of ENIE Company - Algeria
Mohammed karim Fellah, ICEPS Laboratory (Intelligent Control & Electrical Power Systems), Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel-Abbes, Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria
Mohammed-Karim FELLAH was born in Oran, Algeria, in 1963. He got the Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Sciences and Technology (USTO), Oran, Algeria, in 1986 and The Ph.D. degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (Nancy, France) in 1991. Since 1992, he is Professor at the University of Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria) and a Member of the Intelligent Control and Electrical Power. His current research interest includes Power Electronics, Drives and HVDC links.
Mohammed Yaichi, Photovoltaic Pumping Team, Research Unit in Renewable Energies in the Saharan Medium URER/MS- CDER, Adrar, Algeria
Mohammed YAICHI was born in 1980 in Adrar, Algeria. He received the engineer degree in electrical engineering from the the University of Bechar, Bechar, Algeria, in 2003, and the magister degree from Djillali Liabes University, Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria in 2006. He got the doctorate degree in the Power Electronics, and the Photovoltaic Pumping System, from Djillali Liabes University of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria. Since 2009, he works with the Photovoltaic Pumping Team, Research Unit in Renewable Energies in The Saharan Medium (URER/MS) Adrar, Algeria. His research interests include a study on performance improvement of a stand-alone photovoltaic pumping system, variable-speed AC motor drives, and different multilevel inverter circuit topologies and their PWM and SVM control techniques.
Mohammed Fouad Benkhoris, IREENA Laboratory (Institut de Recherche en Electronique et Electrotechnique de Nantes Atlantique), Ecole Polytechnique de Nantes, Nantes, France
Mohamed Fouad BENKHORIS was born in Bou-sâada, Algeria, on September 17, 1963. He studied at Ecole Nationale Polytechnique d’Alger (ENPA), Algeria, and got the Engineer degree in electrical engineering (1986). In 1991, he obtained his PHD degree in electrical engineering at National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (Nancy, France)and the “HDR” (Habilitation à diriger des recherches) in March 2004. From 1991, he is a Professor at the Departement of Electrical Engineering, of Polytech’Nantes, France. He is Professor at Polytech’Nantes, France since 2006. He makes research activities at the laboratrory : “Institut de Recherche en Electronique et Electrotechnique de Nantes Atlantique”(IREENA), Saint Nazaire. His fields of interest are: dynamical modelling, simulation and control of electrical drives and especially multi-phase drive, multi-converters systems and embarked network.

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Published
2018-06-04
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Marouf, M., Fellah, M., Yaichi, M., & Benkhoris, M. (2018). Control of a Back-to-Back Two-Level/Five-Level Grid Connection of a Wind Turbine. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 12(3), 1-9. Retrieved from http://mjee.iaumajlesi.ac.ir/index/index.php/ee/article/view/2595
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