Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 465–477, 2019
Wind Energ. Sci., 4, 465–477, 2019

Research article 09 Sep 2019

Research article | 09 Sep 2019

Field-test of wind turbine by voltage source converter

Nicolás Espinoza and Ola Carlson

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Short summary
An important design criterion for the electric drive system of a wind turbine is the fulfilment of grid codes given by transmission system operators. The grid codes state how wind turbines/farms must behave when connected to the grid in normal and abnormal conditions. A type of testing equipment that comprises the use of fully-rated voltage source converter in back-to-back configuration for grid code testing is proposed. Test results of a 4 MW wind turbine and an 8 MW test equipment are shown.