Wind Turbine Load Mitigation Using FX-RSL Feed-Forward Algorithm
Ajita Babar1, S.O.Rajankar2

1Ms. Ajita Babar pursuing (ME (E&TC) Sinhagad College of Engineering, Pune, India.
2Prof. S.O.Rajankar Prof. in Sinhagad College of Engineering, Pune, India

Manuscript received on September 11, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on September 15, 2013. | Manuscript published on September 25, 2013. | PP: 36-40 | Volume-1, Issue-11, September 2013. | Retrieval Number: K04720911113/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind, into mechanical energy; energy known as wind energy or wind power. The turbines are used for an increasingly important source of wind power-produced commercial electricity. The utilization of wind turbines can be a great way to capture the energy of the wind in a bid to convert this into useable electricity. Harnessing the winds energy with a wind turbine can provide a source of clean and renewable electricity for large or small industries. Wind energy is undoubtedly one of the cleanest forms of producing power from a renewable source. There is no pollution, there is no burning of fossil fuels, and unless something very drastic happens, you don’t run out of wind. But it’s not like we can erect a wind turbine anywhere and it will start generating power. There are lots of factors that can make an impact on the amount of energy we can generate out of wind, such as wind speed, height or altitude & the rotor size. Recent researches have been done to regulate the rotor speed & reduction of the component loads with the help of feed forward controllers. Wind speeds measured by light detection & ranging system (LIDAR) will give information of wind variations at various distances and so are used along with FX-RLS feed forward controllers for better tracking & better load reduction when the wind turbine is running at beyond its operating point.
Keywords: FX-RLS feed forward algorithm, LIDAR