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Test bench validation of an excitation booster for enhacement of fault ride through capability of synchronous generators

L. Díez Maroto, L. Rouco, F. Fernández-Bernal, J. Menzel, I. El-Merdaoui, O. Malcher

This paper describes the test bench validation of an ultracapacitor based excitation booster aimed at improving the fault ride through capability of synchronous generators equipped with bus fed static excitation systems. A test bench based on a 10 kVA synchronous generator has been developed. Tests have demonstrated that the excitation booster is able to improve the fault ride through capability of synchronous generators.

Keywords: Fault Ride Through Capability, Bus Fed Static Excitation System, Ultracapacitor, Excitation Booster.

Published: November 2016.

    Research topics:
  • *Stability: large disturbance stability, tuning of frequency loadshedding schemes, excitation control, small disturbance stability, tuning of power system stabilizers, identification of AVR and governor models


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