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2008 - 2012

Type III WTG Fault Performance

Fault current in stator feeds back to overdrive the
Type III WTG have some sort of crowbar functionality to
protect the converter
Crowbar is activated during faults exceeding a severity
Crowbar may remain activated until fault is cleared
Severity thresholds vary substantially with design
When crowbar is on, becomes an ordinary induction
generator (like
Type I)
Performance is defined by the machines flux equations
Faults where severity is insufficient to trigger crowbar
Remains in normal regulation modes
Constant real power
Reactive power may be increased in attempt to
regulate voltage
Performance similar to a Type IV WTG

Actual Performance Experian

Data Requirements

Type I & II
Transient and reactance or lock rotor
current provide output in the transient
and subtransient time frame
Type III & IV
Option 1 contributions to multiple faults
at multiple locations at multiple times
Option 2 curves showing contributions at
various voltages (at specific times)
Type V
Subtransient, transient & negative
sequence impedance


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