Static VAR Compensator-Based Voltage Regulation for Variable-Speed Prime Mover Coupled Single-Phase Self-Excited Induction Generator

Tarek Ahmed, Eiji Hiraki, Mutsuo Nakaoka, Osamu Noro

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Abstract

In this paper, the single-phase static VAR compensator (SVC) is applied to regulate and stabilize smoothly the generated output voltage of the single-phase self-excited induction generator (single-phase SEIG) driven by a variable-speed prime mover (VSPM) under the conditions of inductive load variations and prime mover speed changes. The conventional fixed gain PI controller-based feedback control scheme is employed to adjust the equivalent capacitance of the single-phase SVC composed of the fixed excitation capacitor (FC) in parallel with the thyristor switched capacitor (TSC) and the thyristor controlled reactor TCR. A PI closed-loop feedback voltage control scheme based on the SVC for the single-phase SEIG coupled by a VSPM prototype set-up is established. The closed-loop feedback output voltage responses in the single-phase SEIG coupled by a VSPM with different inductive load variations using the single-phase SVC with the PI controller are considered and discussed herein. Based on the SVC with the PI controller closed-loop feedback voltage regulation scheme, the experimental results for the single-phase SEIG driven by a VSPM are illustrated and proved its practical effectiveness in terms of the fast response and the high performances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-365
Number of pages11
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume125
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • independent power conditioner
  • single-phase self-excited induction generator
  • small-scale renewable energy distributed power supply
  • static VAR compensator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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