Robustness Comparison of Synthetic Inertia Strategies for Doubly Fed Induction Generators under Different Operating Conditions

  • Paulo Andrade Souza Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Renan R. dos Santos Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Manoelito C. N. Filho Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Daniel Barbosa Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Luciano Sales Barros Universidade Federal da Paraíba
Keywords: Synthetic inertia, DFIG, ATP, Primary control support, Wind power


Due to the increasing penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) such as wind energy in electrical grids, Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS) participation in primary control is becoming required including the Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)-based WECS. High integration of large scale DFIG-based WECS brings new challenges to their primary control support, and more strongly due to the wind condition and grid parameter uncertainties. One of the most used types of control strategy for DFIG-based WECS primary support is the synthetic inertia, however, robustness of these techniques have not been tested. In this work three synthetic inertia control strategies will be tested under different operating conditions of wind speed, frequency and voltage sag. For testing the DFIG-based WECS, it was modeled on ATP including its control systems and the results quantified the controllers robustness on the tested controllers with respect to transient frequency behavior.