Performance Of 3-ɸ Self Excited Induction Generator


V.Samson Devakumar
Elika Jahnavi
B. Kiran Babu


Induction generators are increasingly being used in nonconventional energy systems such as wind, micro/mini hydro, etc. The advantages of using an induction generator instead of a synchronous generator are well known. Some of them are reduced unit cost and size, ruggedness, brushless (in squirrel cage construction), absence of separate dc source, ease of maintenance, self-protection against severe overloads and short circuits, etc. In isolated systems, squirrel cage induction generators with capacitor excitation, known as self-excited induction generators (SEIGs), are very popular. This paper presents the process of self-excitation and voltage buildup, characteristics of RLC load.