Active Power Optimal Control of Wind Turbines with Doubly Fed Inductive Generators Based on Model Predictive Control
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Institute, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, Hebei, China
Because of the randomness and fluctuation of wind energy, as well as the impact of strongly nonlinear characteristic of variable speed constant frequency (VSCF) wind power generation system with doubly fed induction generators (DFIG), traditional active power control strategies are difficult to achieve high precision control and the output power of wind turbines is more fluctuated. In order to improve the quality of output electric energy of doubly fed wind turbines, on the basis of analyzing the operating principles and dynamic characteristics of doubly fed wind turbines, this paper proposes a new active power optimal control method of doubly fed wind turbines based on predictive control theory. This method uses state space model of wind turbines, based on the prediction of the future state of wind turbines, moves horizon optimization, and meanwhile, gets the control signals of pitch angle and generator torque. Simulation results show that the proposed control strategies can guarantee the utilization efficiency for wind energy. Simultaneously, they can improve operation stability of wind turbines and the quality of electric energy.
Key words: doubly fed wind turbine / maximum wind energy tracking / state space model / predictive control
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