Wind power penetration in power systems has kept rising for the last two decades, and the wind power is going to play a more significant role in bulk power systems in the future. At the same time, there are still engineering and theoretical issues of the wind energy conversion systems that remain to be discussed and further investigated. Therefore, a wind power experimental testbed is built up in the PEAC lab to test new control strategies on friendly grid-integration, voltage/frequency regulation with the power grid, etc.

wind power testbed

There are three types of machines in this testbed, which are

  • permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)
  • doubly fed induction motor (DFIG)
  • induction machine

Several power converters are designed to work with the machines to build a wind energy conversion system. These converters include a single-phase input three-phase output power source, a three-phase back-to-back power converter, and a three-phase inverter. All the converters are controlled by the digital signal processor (DSP) TMS320F28335, and the control algorithms designed in MATLAB/Simulink are directed deployed into the DSPs using the model-based design method.


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