Electronic Design, Test and Applications, IEEE International Workshop on (2002)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Jan. 29, 2002 to Jan. 31, 2002
David Parker , Singapore Polytechnic
The report describes the work undertaken to develop a real-time dynamic simulator for renewable energy conversion systems. It presents the fully dynamic models of a wind energy converter (WECS) and micro-hydro converter (MHCS). The simulator hardware consists of a DC drive and DC motor, that acts as a prime mover and provides a shaft torque for a grid connected, induction generator. The simulator software models the 'front end' to provide a torque demand for the DC drive. The report will also focus on the requirements of the software communication between the drive and the model, focusing on a novel use of serial communication with the Simulink Real-Time Workshop. The paper concludes with a summary of the achievements met by the simulator, focusing on the novelty and flexibility of such a system.
Renewable energy, Real-time control, Wind energy, Micro-hydro, Simulator
D. Parker, "Computer Based Real-Time Simulator for Renewable Energy Converters," Electronic Design, Test and Applications, IEEE International Workshop on(DELTA), Christchurch, New Zealand, 2002, pp. 280.