Get access

Control of variable-speed wind turbines by LPV gain scheduling

Authors

  • F. D. Bianchi,

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratorio de Electrónica Industrial, Control e Instrumentación (LEICI), Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CC 91, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
    • LEICI, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CC 91, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
    Search for more papers by this author
  • R. J. Mantz,

    1. Laboratorio de Electrónica Industrial, Control e Instrumentación (LEICI), Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CC 91, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
    Search for more papers by this author
  • C. F. Christiansen

    1. Laboratorio de Electrónica Industrial, Control e Instrumentación (LEICI), Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CC 91, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

This article considers gain-scheduling control of variable-speed wind energy conversion systems (WECS) in the context of linear parameter-varying (LPV) systems. The typical problems of the classic gain-scheduling techniques, such as stability guarantees, undesirable transient responses in the controller commutations and arduous design procedures, can be avoided with this new formulation. A model of a variable-speed WECS expressed in LPV form and an optimal LPV gain-scheduling control strategy are presented. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary