Authors: Fayssal Amrane, Azeddine Chaiba

Improved Indirect Power Control (IDPC) of Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS)

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ISBN: 978-981-14-1266-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-1267-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2019
DOI: 10.2174/97898114126771190101


Wind power capacity in the world has been increased by more than 30% over the last decade in countries which have prominent installations. Wind energy conversion systems (WECSs) based on the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) have dominated the wind power generation sector due to the outstanding advantages they provide, including small converter ratings (around 30% of the generator rating) and lower converter costs.

Due to the non-linearity of wind power systems, the DFIG power control setup presents a big challenge especially under conditions of high variance in wind-speed and parameter sensing. To overcome these major problems, an improved IDPC (Indirect Power Control) system based on PID (Proportional-Integral- Derivative) controller, has been proposed instead of the conventional power inverters.

This handbook covers information about IDPC based WECS. The book starts with a general introduction to wind power system basics. Subsequent chapters provide additional knowledge about robustness tests and adaptive / intelligent control systems employed in wind energy systems. The new concept of direct and quadrature current control (Ird & Irq) under MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) strategy is also explained along with novel fuzzy logic type control systems. The authors have included detailed diagrams and an appendix of WECS parameters, making this handbook a useful primer for engineering students working towards completing licenses, Masters degrees and Post-graduation programs in advanced wind power energy systems.


How to Use This Book

This book offers advanced Power Control such as: Indirect Power Control (IDPC) to overcome wind-system DFIG limitation performances under different wind speed and parameters changement conditions.

This book is addressed to students of: License, Master degrees and also for Post-graduation (PhD students) in order to understand the wind-system basics especially: Power electronics control (in this proposed Book we used SVM in order to fix the switching frequency), Power-flow DFIM diagram & Maximum power point tracking strategy.


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The authors declare no conflict of interest, financial or otherwise.


Firstly, I would like to thank Allah, for His mercy on me during all my life, and praise Prophet MOHAMMAD (Peace be upon him!). I would like to express my appreciation to all those who gave me the possibility to complete this book. I wish to express my best gratitude and thanks to my Co-Editor, Pr Azeddine CHAIBA, for his technical guidance, his intellectual support and encouragement of my research work.

Fayssal Amrane
LAS Research Laboratory Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Setif-1, Setif

Azeddine Chaiba
Department of industrial Engineering
University of Khenchela