September 21, 2022
Improving DFIG performance under fault scenarios through evolutionary reinforcement learning based control
AbstractThe double-fed induction generator (DFIG) usually experiences high rotor current and DC capacitor link voltage during system fault events. In this paper, a novel data-driven approach is proposed to enhance the DFIG performance under fault scenarios. An advanced reinforcement learning (RL) algorithm called guided surrogate-gradient-based evolution strategy (GSES) is used to control the DFIG power and capacitor DClink voltage by adjusting the optional reference signals. This controller is able to prevent the rotor of DFIG from overcurrent risk and maintain the grid-connected operation. The proposed GSES-based control algorithm was evaluated through simulations on a 3.6-MW DFIG in PSCAD/EMTDC software. Results have validated the effectiveness of the proposed GSESbased control algorithm in improving the DFIG performance under fault scenarios.
Published: September 21, 2022