Limits of reactive power compensation of a doubly fed induction generator based wind turbine system

Ali Kadhim Abdulabbas, Mazin Abdulelah Alawan, Diyah Kammel Shary


The doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) systems feature a significant amount of free power capacity that may be used for reactive power adjustment when they are put into practical use. This change, which is occasionally overlooked, is a significant one. Using DFIG systems for wind turbines (WT), this paper explored strategies for reducing and using reactive power. In order to investigate the power characteristic and how it is regulated in DFIG systems, a mathematical model for the steady-state performance of DFIG WT has been developed and presented. Here is a detailed derivation of the limiting range of DFIG's reactive power capacity as well as the physical constraints on reactive power output. The distribution of the DFIG WT at a distribution network's end is demonstrated by a simulation example. Within this simulation, reactive power management strategy, load fluctuation, and the change in wind speed are all taken into consideration. Due to the possibility of a rise in the voltage at the access point, can concluded that both acceptable and efficient to use DFIG WT's reactive power capabilities as an additional continuous reactive power source for effectiveness.


Doubly fed induction generator; Reactive power limit; Vector control theory; Wind turbine

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Bulletin of EEI Stats

Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (BEEI)
ISSN: 2089-3191, e-ISSN: 2302-9285
This journal is published by the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES) in collaboration with Intelektual Pustaka Media Utama (IPMU).