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Wind-Driven SEIG Systems: A Comparison Study
Mohamed Zaid Abdulkarim, Abdulhakim Saeed Noman
Pages - 38 - 48     |    Revised - 01-06-2014     |    Published - 01-07-2014
Volume - 8   Issue - 4    |    Publication Date - July 2014  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Wind Energy, Induction Generators, Self Excitation, Voltage Regulation, Frequency Regulation.
ABSTRACT
Wind energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energies in the world. This is because it has a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy. In addition, it is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy technologies.

Due to wind speed variation, induction generators are the best choice for such applications. However, they have poor voltage and frequency regulation against wind speed or load variations.

For its operation, the induction generator needs a reasonable amount of reactive power. In stand-alone applications, the reactive power could be supplied to the induction generator by a bank of capacitors as implemented here.

In this paper, simulation of wind turbine driven self excited induction generator (SEIG) has been carried out. Three methods of voltage and frequency regulation have been presented, simulated and analyzed.

The aim of this paper is to compare the three methods from many aspects highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each one.
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Dr. Mohamed Zaid Abdulkarim
University of Aden - Yemen
mdzakarim6@yahoo.com
Dr. Abdulhakim Saeed Noman
University of Aden - Yemen