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Research Paper | Electrical Engineering | India | Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014
Reactive Power Control of Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Wind Generator using Matrix Converter for Grid and Standalone Applications
Priyanka Radhakrishnan | Sujan Kumar 
Abstract: In this paper, the reactive power control of a variable speed permanent-magnet synchronous wind generator with a matrix converter at the grid side is improved. A generalized modulation technique based on singular value decomposition of the modulation matrix is used to model different modulation techniques and investigate their corresponding input reactive power capability. Based on this modulation technique, a new control method is proposed for the matrix converter which uses active and reactive parts of the generator current to increase the control capability of the grid-side reactive current compared to conventional modulation methods. A new control structure is also proposed which can control the matrix converter and generator reactive current to improve the grid-side maximum achievable reactive power for all wind speeds and power conditions. Simulation results prove the performance of the proposed system for different generator output powers.
Keywords: Matrix converter, Permanent-magnet synchronous generator PMSG, Reactive power control
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014,
Pages: 627 - 633