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Analysis of grid connected wind turbines based on permanent magnet synchronous generator

Grant number: 12/09989-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal researcher:Mauricio Barbosa de Camargo Salles
Grantee:Mauricio Andres Paez Prieto
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This master project is focused on the dynamic performances of wind generators based on PMSG (permanent magnet synchronous generators) connected to the network in fault condition and network disturbance. Permanent magnet machines have many advantages over other popular configurations used by major manufacturers of large wind turbines. They are characterized with multi-magnetic poles, as a result, low rotational speed generators can be manufactured with relatively small sizes with respect to their power rating. Moreover, gearboxes can be omitted due to low rotational speed possibility in PMSG. However, the impact of this type of wind generators in the network should be minimized improving the operate conditions at the connection point of the wind farm. Thus, this project investigate ways to reduce negative impacts as loss of system stability and voltage fluctuation at the connection point of wind farm equipped with permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG). Simulations of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults will be performed by using (PSCAD and ANATEM), in which the PMSG and his controllers will be implemented by computational models. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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PAEZ, M. A.; SALLES, M. B. C.; RAHMANN, C.; GRILO, A. P. Voltage support in industrial distribution systems in presence of induction generator-based wind turbines and large motors. Electric Power Systems Research, v. 140, p. 681-688, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
Academic Publications
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PRIETO, Mauricio Andres Paez. Analysis of wind turbines with permanent magnet generator in the power system.. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Politécnica (EP/BC) São Paulo.

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