Parallel strategy of direct-driven variable-speed constant-frequency wind turbine system with separate DC buses

Rui Li, Zhuang Xu, Dianguo Xu

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To increase the power rating of the direct-driven variable-speed constant-frequency wind turbine system, the paper presented a new parallel strategy with multiple converters which are parallel with each other. Each converter had its own separate DC bus. The phenomenon of zero-sequence circulating-currents were analyzed in the three-phase stationary coordinates and the synchronous rotating coordinates respectively. The mathematical model and equivalent circuit were got. It could be seen that the zero-sequence circulating-currents were caused by the zero-axis component discrepancy of three-phase duties and the DC bus voltage discrepancy. Besides, the generator-side zero-sequence circulating-currents were coupled with the line-side ones. Then the zero-sequence circulating-current controllers were designed based on the above analysis. They suppressed the zero-sequence circulating-currents effectively and the problems of the current discrepancy and the three-phase current distortion were overcome well. At last, the simulation and experiment were done based on a direct-driven wind turbine system and the results verified the validity of the above analysis and control strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-66
Number of pages11
JournalZhongguo Dianji Gongcheng Xuebao/Proceedings of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct-driven wind turbine system
  • Full-scale power converter
  • Parallel
  • Separate DC bus
  • Zero-sequence circulating-current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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