A novel method of suppressing inrush currents of squirrel-cage induction machine using matrix converter in wind power generation systems

Abstract

This paper proposes a novel method of suppressing inrush currents of squirrel-cage induction machines using matrix converters in wind power generation systems. In the proposed method, the output side of the matrix converter behaves as a resistor for the source current and the input side of the matrix converter compensates reactive power of the squirrel-cage induction machine. Digital computer simulation is implemented to confirm the validity and practicability of the proposed method using PSCAD/EMTDC. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed inrush current suppressor can suppress the inrush current drastically.

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@article{Yamada2012ANM, title={A novel method of suppressing inrush currents of squirrel-cage induction machine using matrix converter in wind power generation systems}, author={H. Yamada and T. Hanamoto}, journal={2012 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)}, year={2012}, pages={1-4} }