MPPT Based on Power Mapping and Frequency Derivative

Gaber El-Saady, El-Nobi A. Ibrahim, Mahmoud Gelany


This article presents a method for harmonic mitigation and maximum power point tracking for a variable-speed grid-connected  wind turbine. The wind energy conversion system consists of a permanent magnet synchronous generator driven by variable-speed wind turbine. The output of the permanent magnet synchronous generator is connected to a single-switch three-phase boost rectifier to generate DC voltage, which feeds a current-controlled inverter to interface the system with the electric utility. The single-switch three-phase boost rectifier is an active power factor correction technique to maintain the power factor at the permanent magnet synchronous generator side to nearly unity and mitigate the permanent magnet

synchronous generator current harmonics. To mitigate inverter output current and voltage harmonics, an LCL filter has been used. Acomplete analysis of the harmonic content has been done everywhere in the system. The results show that the proposed maximum power point tracking control strategy succeeded to track the maximum wind power irrespective of the wind speed. This strategy in presence of an LCL filter achieved harmonic mitigation at the permanent magnet synchronous generator and inverter output sides.

Keywords: variable-speed wind turbine ; permanent magnet synchronous generator ; maximum power point tracking ; harmonic mitigation ; active power filter.


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