Effects of Fault Current Limiters in Transient Stability Performance of Hybrid Wind Farm
Chintan R. Mehta1, Bhavik D. Nathani2, Prasad D. Deshpande3, Santosh C. Vora4
1Chintan R. Mehta*, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India.
2Bhavik D. Nathani, Electrical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India.
3Prasad D. Deshpande, Electrical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India.
4Santosh C. Vora, HOD, Electrical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 2768-2775 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B2271129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B2277.129219
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Abstract: Low voltage ride through capability is an ability of the wind farm to stay connected with grid at the time of disturbance in the power system. The penetration of wind based renewable energy resources is increasing and the low voltage ride through consideration is vital for systems studies. The literature available demonstrates the improvement in low voltage ride through either by using fault current limiters or by implementing a control strategy for induction generator based wind farms. In this paper the low voltage ride through capability enhancement of the fixed speed induction generator is presented with various fault current limiters. The authors have presented the effects of fault current limiters in the aggregated hybrid wind farm consisting the combination of fixed speed induction generators and doubly fed induction generators which is not available in literature so far. A transient fault is simulated using PSCAD/EMTDC software in both the cases and the results are presented and discussed.
Keywords: Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG), Fault Current Limiters (FCLs), Fixed Speed Induction Generators (FSIG), Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT).