Grid Connected PMSG Based Wind Energy Conversion System Using Back-to-Back Converter

  • Subir DattaEmail author
  • Subhasish Deb
  • Asim Datta
  • Shuma Adhikari
  • Bappa Roy
Conference paper
Part of the Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems book series (LAIS, volume 12)


This paper presents control strategies of a back-to-back converter (BtBC) based grid connected wind turbine (WT) system using permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) under varying wind velocity. A vector control (VC) scheme is adopted to regulate BtBC, which consists of two 3-phase converters i.e. Machine Side Converter (MSC) and Grid Side Converter (GSC). Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) is playing a very important role for controlling of MSC to extract maximum power from wind and hence perturb and observe (P&O) algorithm based MPPT is used. In order to protect the WT-system at above rated wind velocity, blade pitch angle algorithm is also incorporated with the study system. For simulation MATLAB/Simulink software is used. Simulink results are obtained under varying wind velocities i.e. rated-above rated-rated-below rated wind speed and those results are analyzed in details.


WT PMSG MPPT algorithm Blade pitch angle control and vector control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subir Datta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Subhasish Deb
    • 1
  • Asim Datta
    • 1
  • Shuma Adhikari
    • 2
  • Bappa Roy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringMizoram UniversityAizawlIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringNIT ManipurImphalIndia

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