Fractional Order PI Controller Design for Control of Wind Energy Conversion System Using Bat Algorithm

  • Maroufi OussamaEmail author
  • Abdelghani Choucha
  • Lakhdar Chaib
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 62)


This study presents intelligent control of the global wind energy conversion system (WECS), through a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator based variable speed Wind Turbine (PMSG-WT). The proposed control design is touched many parts in PMSG-WT, which are control of Maximum Power Point Tracking, Pitch Angle controller, and control of PMSG. The proposed controller is designed using Fractional PI controller. Where the controller parameters are successfully tuned by a new metaheuristic optimization Bat algorithm (BA). To highlight and compare the performances of this controller, it is employed under changes wind speed condition and compared with the conventional PI controller. Simulations results show clearly effectiveness of the proposed controller. Moreover, the PMSG-WT plant is effectively controlled at different operating conditions by the proposed scheme.


Wind energy conversion system PMSG Fractional order PI controller Bat algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maroufi Oussama
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdelghani Choucha
    • 1
  • Lakhdar Chaib
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Analyse, de Commande des Systèmes d’Energie et Réseaux électriques (LACoSERE)Université Amar Telidji de LaghouatLaghouatAlgeria

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