University of Hertfordshire


  • denai-aam

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  • Houari Merabet Boulouiha
  • Mohamed Khodja
  • Djelloul Rahiel
  • Ahmed Allali
  • Fouad Kaddour
  • Mouloud Denai
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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Journal publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


In recent years, wind power industry is experiencing a rapid growth and more wind farms with larger size wind turbines are being connected to the power system. While this contributes to the overall security of electricity supply, large-scale deployment of wind energy into the grid also presents many technical challenges. Most of these challenges are one way or another, related to the variability and intermittent nature of wind and affect the power quality of the distribution grid. Power quality relates to factors that cause variations in the voltage level and frequency as well as distortion in voltage and current waveforms due to wind variability which produces both harmonics and inter-harmonics.
The main motivations behind serial switching cells are the ability to achieve high power with lower-size components and the improvement of waveforms at the input and output of the converter by increasing the number of degrees of freedom. This paper presents a new topology of static AC/DC/AC multicell converter to improve the power quality in grid-connected wind energy conversion systems. Furthermore, a battery energy storage system is included and a power management strategy is designed to ensure the continuity of power supply and consequently the autonomy of the proposed system. Simulation results are presented for a 149.2 kW wind turbine induction generator system and the results obtained demonstrate reduced harmonics, improved transient responses and reference tracking of the voltage in the wind energy conversion system.

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