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Title: Self Excitation and Harmonics in Wind Power Generation: Preprint

Self Excitation and Harmonics in Wind Power Generation: Preprint Traditional wind turbines are equipped with induction generators. Induction generators are preferred because they are inexpensive, rugged, and require very little maintenance. Unfortunately, induction generators require reactive power from the grid to operate. Because reactive power varies with the output power, the terminal voltage at the generator may become too low to compensate the induction generator. The interactions among the wind turbine, the power network, and the capacitor compensation, are important aspects of wind generation. In this paper, we will show the interactions among the induction generator, capacitor compensation, power system network, and magnetic saturations and examine the cause of resonance conditions and self-excitation.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 15011697
Report Number(s):NREL/CP-500-33138
TRN: US200507%%707
DOE Contract Number:AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: Prepared for the 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV (US), 01/10/2005--01/13/2005; Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2004
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; CAPACITORS; EXCITATION; HARMONICS; INDUCTION GENERATORS; MAINTENANCE; POWER SYSTEMS; RESONANCE; WIND POWER; WIND TURBINES WIND TURBINE; INDUCTION GENERATOR; CAPACITOR COMPENSATION; WIND ENERGY