Variable Speed Wind Turbine Power Control

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To optimize the power in a wind turbine the speed of the turbine should be able to vary with the wind speed. A simple control is proposed that will allow an induction motor to run a turbine at its maximum power coefficient. The control uses a standard V/Hz converter and controls the frequency to achieve the desired power at a given turbine speed.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-500-22074


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