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A novel dual stator-winding induction generator system applied in wind power generation

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This paper presents a novel usage of 6/3-phase dual stator-winding induction generator (DWIG) with a static excitation power controller (SEC) as a wind power generator. This generator is composed of a standard squirrel-cage rotor and two sets of winding housed in the stator slots. One is referred to as the 6-phase power winding, and the other is defined as the 3-phase control winding. On the basis of the instantaneous power theory, the control mechanism of DWIG wind power system is analysed, and the control winding flux orientation control strategy is obtained consequently. The simulation and experimental results from a prototype of 18 kW 6/3-phase DWIG wind power system are presented to verify the correctness and feasibility of control strategy, and a desirable performance is implemented.

Keywords: dual stator-winding induction generators, DWIG, instantaneous power theory, mathematical modelling, control winding flux orientation, control strategy, wind power generation, wind energy, static excitation power controllers

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