A Generic DFIG Model for Voltage Dip Ride-Through Analysis
Journal article, 2013

The modeling of a Doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) system for a wind turbine application is investigated in this paper. The electrical generating system is equipped with a dc crowbar system for fault ride through ability. After setting up the basic machine, converter, and grid-filter equations, the various controllers are derived and the selection of the regulator parameters is discussed. To validate the derived model, the investigated DFIG system is simulated using PSCAD/EMTDC and its dynamic response to voltage dips is compared to the dip behavior of an existing 2-MW wind turbine. It will be shown that the developed generic model exhibits the same dynamic performance as the actual wind turbine during and directly after a voltage dip recorded at the wind-turbine site, even in case of a severe event where the voltage at the connection point drops to 0% during the voltage dip.

wind turbine


fault ride through

voltage dip


Doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)


Massimo Bongiorno

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

0885-8969 (ISSN)

Vol. 28 1 76-85

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering



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