Operating Characteristic Analysis of the Induction Generator by the Reactor Starting

리액터 기동 유도발전기의 동작 특성 해석

  • Kim, Jong-Gyeum (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Gangneung-wonju National University)
  • Received : 2014.06.30
  • Accepted : 2014.07.28
  • Published : 2014.09.01


In general, the voltage stability of induction generator is lower than synchronous generator. However, induction generator has many advantages rather than a synchronous generator in terms of price and maintenance. So Induction generator is used little by little in small hydroelectric power station rather than 1000kW recently. Squirrel cage induction generator generates a high inrush current at the grid-connection. This high inrush current causes a voltage drop on the grid. In order to increase the penetration of the induction generator, it is necessary to present a method of reducing inrush current. In this study, we suggested that it is possible to present a reactor startup method, by applying the parameter to reduce the voltage drop.


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