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Power Control Design for Variable-Speed Wind Turbines

This paper considers power generation control in variable-speed variable-pitch horizontal-axis wind turbines operating at high wind speeds. A dynamic chattering torque control and a proportional integral (PI) pitch control strategy are proposed and validated using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory wind turbine simulator FAST (Fatigue, Aerodynamics, Structures, and Turbulence) code. Validation results show that the proposed controllers are effective for power regulation and demonstrate high-performances for all other state variables (turbine and generator rotational speeds; and smooth and adequate evolution of the control variables) for turbulent wind conditions. To highlight the improvements of the provided method, the proposed controllers are compared to relevant previously published studies

This work was supported by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion projects numbers DPI2011-27567-C02 and DPI2011-28033-C03-01

© Energies, 2012, núm. 5, p. 3033-3050

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Author: Vidal, Yolanda
Acho, Leonardo
Luo, Ningsu
Zapateiro de la Hoz, Mauricio Fabián
Pozo, Francesc
Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper considers power generation control in variable-speed variable-pitch horizontal-axis wind turbines operating at high wind speeds. A dynamic chattering torque control and a proportional integral (PI) pitch control strategy are proposed and validated using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory wind turbine simulator FAST (Fatigue, Aerodynamics, Structures, and Turbulence) code. Validation results show that the proposed controllers are effective for power regulation and demonstrate high-performances for all other state variables (turbine and generator rotational speeds; and smooth and adequate evolution of the control variables) for turbulent wind conditions. To highlight the improvements of the provided method, the proposed controllers are compared to relevant previously published studies
This work was supported by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion projects numbers DPI2011-27567-C02 and DPI2011-28033-C03-01
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 1996-1073
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/8600
Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
Collection: MICINN/PN 2012-2012/DPI2011-27567-C02
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en5083033
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Is part of: © Energies, 2012, núm. 5, p. 3033-3050
Rights: Reconeixement 3.0 Espanya
Rights URI: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/deed.ca
Subject: Energia eòlica
Wind power
Aerogeneradors
Wind turbines
Title: Power Control Design for Variable-Speed Wind Turbines
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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