Control for a Variable Speed Wind Turbine Equipped with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG)

  • Johanna Salazar
  • Fernando Tadeo
  • Kritchai Witheephanich
  • Martin Hayes
  • Cesar de Prada
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 12)


In wind turbine systems, one of the operational problems is the unpredictable factor of wind. This leads the quality of produced energy becomes an important problem in the system. Several control techniques have been applied to improve the quality of power generated from wind turbines. Pitch control is the most efficient and popular power control method, especially for variable-speed wind turbines. In this paper, a traditional PI controller is developed. Simulations were carried out to validate the proposed control design when realistic data of wind speed collected in Borj Cedria, Tunissia, are taken into account.


Wind Speed Wind Turbine Pitch Angle Wind Turbine Model Wind Turbine System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna Salazar
    • 1
  • Fernando Tadeo
    • 1
  • Kritchai Witheephanich
    • 2
  • Martin Hayes
    • 2
  • Cesar de Prada
    • 1
  1. 1.UVA, University of ValladolidSpain
  2. 2.UL, University of LimerickIreland

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