A novel analysis on the performance of an isolated self-excited induction generator

Li Wang, Ching Huei Lee

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This paper presents a novel approach based on eigenvalue and eigenvalue sensitivity analyses to predict both minimum and maximum values of capacitance required for self-excitation of a three-phase induction generator. Numerous numerical methods based on steady-state equivalent circuit models have been proposed to find the minimum capacitance of self-excited induction generators by solving simultaneous non-linear equations. Steady-state and sensitivity analyses of different capacitance values with respect to various system parameters are performed. Transient analyses of the studied induction generator under different loading conditions are also carried out. Experimental results obtained on a 1.1 kW induction machine confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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