Calculating steady-state operating conditions for DFIG-based wind turbines

Meng Wu, Le Xie

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This paper proposes a noniterative approach to calculate steady-state operating conditions of doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind turbines. The proposed approach can be applied to calculate steady-state operating conditions for the full-order dynamic model of DFIG-based wind turbines under d-q reference frame. Lossy DFIG back-to-back converters can be well supported, and nonzero reactive power delivery throughDFIG grid-side converters can be handled. This noniterative approach encounters no convergence issues, which guarantees fast computation speed. It provides analytical solutions to the steady-state operating conditions of DFIG-based wind turbines. The proposed method could potentially be applied to obtain steady-state operating conditions before performing eigenvalue analysis and electromagnetic simulations for wind farms. Simulations performed on a single-machine-infinite-bus test system and a multibus test system verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-301
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Doubly-fed induction generator
  • Electromagnetic simulation
  • Model initialization
  • Steady-state operating condition
  • Wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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