Wind Energy Conversion Technologies for Grid and Stand-Alone Applications


Control strategies for wound rotor induction generator (WRIG) with certain power converter topologies will be discussed for effective utilization of wind energy. Firstly, for the effective utilization of available wind power in grid-connected WRIG, space heating and battery loads to be connected at rotor side through power electronic converter, which is a three-phase diode bridge rectifier along with IGBT chopper. Further, to operate the grid-connected & stand-alone WRIG system in wide speed operation (both in sub-synchronous speed and super-synchronous speed), a simple topology which consists of single SPWM inverter and battery banks at the rotor side of doubly fed induction generators will be presented.

Further, small-scale wind-PV distributed generation system for supplying AC/DC loads of telecommunication tower will be discussed.

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  • University of Saskatchewan
  • 57 Campus Drive
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Canada S7N 5A9
  • Building: Engineering Building
  • Room Number: 2C88
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Dr. Vijayakumar Krishnasamy


Wind Energy Conversion Technologies for Grid and Stand-Alone Applications


Dr. Vijayakumar Krishnasamy obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the year 2006 from Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), Coimbatore, India. He obtained his M.Tech.  in Power Systems from National Institute of Technology, Trichy in the year 2009 and Ph.D. degree in the year 2012. Later he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  Dr. Krishnasamy is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India since 2013. He received Young Scientist Award by SERB – DST (Govt. of India) in the year 2015. He is also the Young Faculty Fellow of Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (Govt. of India) since 2016. His research interest includes Design and Development of DSP based Power Electronics Controllers for Renewable Energy, Industrial Electronics and Control, Smart Grid, Power Electronics and Electrical Machines, FACTS Controllers and SMPS for telecommunication systems. He is currently  a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.