PLL Instability of Wind Turbines during Severe Faults

Project Code :TEPGPS563


The main objective of this project is to propose a hybrid solution that combines an Adaptive-PLL with impedance estimation during severe faults occurred in wind turbines.


Stringent grid codes require wind turbines (WTs) to remain connected even during severe faults. This can result in PLL instability and Loss of Synchronization (LoS), which is the main subject of this paper. For a better understanding, the phenomenon is analyzed in the dq equivalence. The presented analysis enlightens the root cause of the associated instability and clarifies the key role of PLL in that. Based on this analysis, a hybrid solution combining an Adaptive-PLL with impedance estimation is proposed. In this regard, the PLL-gains during the fault are selected in accordance with accuracy of the impedance estimation: the higher the accuracy of the estimation, the lesser the required changes in the gains of PLL. The work also proposes a logical circuit for a more reliable detection of LoS, allowing the controller to only act when necessary. Simulation results and discussions support the proposals.

Keywords: Adaptive-PLL, estimated impedance value, grid following wind turbines, loss of synchronisation, PLL instability, severe faults.

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Software Configuration:

Operating System :  Windows 7/8/10

Application Software :  Matlab/Simulink

Hardware Configuration:

RAM :  8 GB

Processor :  I3 / I5(Mostly prefer)

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Matlab/Simulink
  • How to start with MATLAB
  • About Matlab language
  • About tools & libraries
  • Application of Matlab/Simulink
  • About Matlab desktop
  • Features of Matlab/Simulink
  • Basics on Matlab/Simulink
  • Introduction to controllers.
  • Study of PWM techniques.
  • Project Development Skills:
    • Problem analyzing skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Creativity and imaginary skills
    • Programming skills
    • Deployment
    • Testing skills
    • Debugging skills
    • Project presentation skills
    • Thesis writing skills

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