Voltage and Frequency Control of Wind Driven Stand-Alone Self-Excited Induction Generator Using DCMLC Based STATCOM

T. Elango(1*), A. Senthil Kumar(2)

(1) Anna University, Chennai, India
(2) Anna University, Chennai, India
(*) Corresponding author

DOI's assignment:
the author of the article can submit here a request for assignment of a DOI number to this resource!
Cost of the service: euros 10,00 (for a DOI)


This paper describe the methods employed to control voltage and frequency of a 3-Ø stand-alone self-excited induction generator (SEIG) driven by a variable speed wind turbine. An attempt made to control the terminal voltage of SEIG by using a 3-Ø diode clamped multilevel converter (DCMLC) based STATCOM operation. A 3-Ø diode bridge rectifier with a d.c chopper circuit is employed to control the frequency of generated voltage.
The VAr required by the load and the machine owing to changes in magnetizing reactance’s are compensated by DCMLC–STATCOM operate with full load excitation capacitance. To emphasis the controller characteristics, mathematical model of the controller is developed and implemented in MATLAB / SIMULINK software.

Copyright © Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


Self-Excited Induction Generator; Voltage and Frequency Control; DCMLC-STATCOM

Full Text:



G.Raina and O. P. Malik, Wind Energy Conversion Using A Self-Excited Induction Generator,” IEEE Trans. Power App. Syst., Vol. PAS -102, no. 12, 1983, pp. 3933-3936.

S.P.Singh., B. Singh, and M.P Jain.: ‘Performance characteristics and optimal utilization of a cage machine as capacitor excited induction generator’, IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., 1990, 5, (4), pp. 679–685

R.C.Bansal,“Three-Phase Self-Excited Induction Generators: Over View,” IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion, vol. 20, No.2, June 2005, pp. 292 – 299.

Singh, G. K., A. Senthil Kumar, and R. P. Saini. "Performance evaluation of series compensated self-excited six-phase induction generator for stand-alone renewable energy generation." Energy 35.1 (2010): 288-297.

Yogesh K. Chauhan, Sanjay K. Jain, and Bhim Singh, “A Prospective on Voltage Regulation of Self-Excited Induction Generators for Industry Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 46, No.2, 2010, pp 720-730.

Bhim Sigh and Gaurav Kumar Kasal (2008). Solid state voltage and frequency controller for a stand-alone wind power generating system, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 23, No.3, pp. 1170-1177.

T. Ahmedet.al., “Terminal Voltage Regulation Characteristic by Static VAr Compensator for a Three Phase Self Excited Induction Generator,” IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 40, No.4, 2004, pp 978 – 988.

M.H. Hauqe, “Voltage Regulation of a Stand-Alone Induction Generator using Thyristor-Switched Capacitors,” IEE Con. Proc.2008, pp. 34 –39.

B. Singh, S. S. Murthy and S. Gupta, “STATCOM based voltage regulator for self-excited induction generator feeding non-linear loads,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. Vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 1437-1452, Oct. 2006

Jose Rodriguez, Jin-Sheng Lai and Fang Zheng Peng (2002). Multilevel inverters: A survey of topologies, Control applications. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 49(4): 724-738.

Bhim Singh, S. S. Murthy and S. Gupta, “Analysis and design of electronic load controller for self-excited induction generator”, IEEE, Trans. Energy Convers. Vol. 21, no.1, pp.285-293, Mar.2006.

Subramanian, K., Ray, K.K., Evaluation of capacitance requirements for constant voltage operation of a self-excited induction generator in stand alone mode, (2011) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 4 (6), pp. 2749-2755.

Arrillaga, J., and D. B Watson, “Static power conversion from self-excited induction generators,IEE Proc., Gener., Trans. &Distrib., Vol. 125, No.8,1978, pp. 743-746.

D.M.Egglestonnad F.S. Stoddard, Wind turbine engineering design, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. 1987

Andrew miller, Edward Muljadi, Donald S.Zinger, “A variable speed wind turbine power control”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1997, Pp 181-186.

Seyoum D and M. F. Rahman. The dynamics characteristics of an isolated self-excited induction generator driven by a wind turbine. IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics Energy Conversion, Vol.39,No.24,July/August2003.

Paul C. Krause, Oleg Wasynczuk and Scott D, Sudoff, “Analysis of Electric machinery and Drive System”, Wiley Interscience, A John Wiley & Sons, INC. Publication, 2002.

Ambarnath Banerji, Sujit K. Biswas and Bhim Singh, “ Review of Static Compensation of Autonomous Systems” International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive System, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2012 : 51 – 66

Noroozian, R., Tirtashi, M.R.S., Control and operation of wind farm connected to grid using multi-terminal VSC-HVDC, (2012) International Review of Automatic Control (IREACO), 5 (3), pp. 395-404.

Vural, A.M., Bayindir, K.C., Transient stability enhancement of the power system interconnected with wind farm using generalized unified power flow controller with simplex optimized self-tuning fuzzy damping scheme, (2012) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 7 (4), pp. 5091-5107.

Jalilzadeh, S., Kazemi, A., Farhang, P., Analysis and assessment of power system including wind farm by using SVC and STATCOM, (2012) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 7 (4), pp. 4971-4979.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to info@praiseworthyprize.com
Copyright © 2005-2022 Praise Worthy Prize