Grid connected high power medium voltage wind energy conversion system with reduced line harmonics

M. S. Hamad, K. H. Ahmed, Ayman Abdel-Khalik

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Abstract

Conventional high power medium voltage wind energy conversion systems utilize 12-pulse converter, integrated with Y/Y/Δ front-end transformer for grid interconnection. Fairly accepted performance can be achieved even by operating the 12-pulse converter using an optimized power locus for power factor improvement. In this paper, an active filter topology is proposed using only one shunt active power filter and tapped front-end transformer. The proposed topology features are simple configuration, less complexity, reduced components, and optimized compensation current requirement as it benefits from the front-end transformer's natural mitigation of the harmonic currents. In addition to simulation, a low voltage scaled prototype is built to experimentally validate the proposed topology effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1279-1284
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999828
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 22 Nov 201525 Nov 2015

Other

Other4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period22/11/1525/11/15

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Keywords

  • 12-pulse converter
  • active power filter (APF)
  • wind energy conversion system (WECS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Hamad, M. S., Ahmed, K. H., & Abdel-Khalik, A. (2016). Grid connected high power medium voltage wind energy conversion system with reduced line harmonics. In 2015 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015 (pp. 1279-1284). [7418614] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2015.7418614