Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A

, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 1330–1339 | Cite as

Enhanced control of DFIG-used back-to-back PWM VSC under unbalanced grid voltage conditions

  • Hu Jia-bing 
  • He Yi-kang 
  • Nian Heng 


This paper presents a unified positive-and negative-sequence dual-dq dynamic model of wind-turbine driven doublyfed induction generator (DFIG) under unbalanced grid voltage conditions. Strategies for enhanced control and operation of a DFIG-used back-to-back (BTB) PWM voltage source converter (VSC) are proposed. The modified control design for the grid-side converter in the stationary αβ frames diminishes the amplitude of DC-link voltage ripples of twice the grid frequency, and the two proposed control targets for the rotor-side converter are alternatively achieved, which, as a result, improve the fault-ride through (FRT) capability of the DFIG based wind power generation systems during unbalanced network supply. A complete unbalanced control scheme with both grid-and rotor-side converters included is designed. Finally, simulation was carried out on a 1.5 MW wind-turbine driven DFIG system and the validity of the developed unified model and the feasibility of the proposed control strategies are all confirmed by the simulated results.

Key words

Unbalanced grid voltage Doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) Back-to-back (BTB) Fault-ride through (FRT) Voltage source converter (VSC) 

CLC number

TM315 TM614 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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