Laboratory Implementation of Variable-Speed Wind Turbine Generation

Eduard Muljadi

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


To improve the performance of wind turbines, various control schemes such as variable speed operation have been proposed. Testing of these control algorithms on a full scale system is very expensive. To test these systems simulation, we developed programs and small scale laboratory experiments. We used this system to verify a control method that attempts to keep the turbine operating at its peakpower coefficient. Both the simulations and the experiments verified the principle of operation of this control scheme.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1996

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-440-21412


  • variable speed
  • wind turbines


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