Self Excitation and Harmonics in Wind Power Generation: Preprint

Eduard Muljadi

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Traditional wind turbines are equipped with induction generators. Induction generators are preferred because they are inexpensive, rugged, and require very little maintenance. Unfortunately, induction generators require reactive power from the grid to operate. Because reactive power varies with the output power, the terminal voltage at the generator may become too low to compensate the inductiongenerator. The interactions among the wind turbine, the power network, and the capacitor compensation, are important aspects of wind generation. In this paper, we will show the interactions among the induction generator, capacitor compensation, power system network, and magnetic saturations and examine the cause of resonance conditions and self-excitation.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2004
Event43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, Nevada
Duration: 10 Jan 200513 Jan 2005


Conference43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CityReno, Nevada

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-33138


  • capacitor compensation
  • induction generator
  • wind energy
  • wind turbine


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