Committee Chair

Ofoli, Abdul R.

Committee Member

Eltom, Ahmed H.; Sisworahardjo, Nurhidajat; Sutton, William H.; Walker, Randy


Dept. of Engineering


College of Engineering and Computer Science


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)


This study is aimed to model and develop a stable test bed for a wind farm composed of six doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs) connected to a distribution system based on the OPAL-RT’s eMEGASim® real-time digital simulator. The system in this research consists of a 9 MW wind farm, an average SimpowerSystems® DFIG wind turbine, connected to a 13.8 kV IEEE 14 bus distribution network. A Simulink model was designed and built using SimPowerSystem Simulink of Matlab R2011a. Most of existing studies on the simulation relevant to wind power mainly focus on off-line simulation. Therefore, the model has been rebuilt on the RT-LAB environment based on the OPAL-RT’s eMEGASim® real-time digital simulator to test the wind farm performance at the same rate as actual time. After running the model on eMEGASim® real-time digital simulator, some studies such as three-phase to ground fault and voltage sag have been made to test the response of the model.


In the name of God, Allah the merciful, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge, with my sincere gratitude, to my adviser, and committee chairman, Dr. Abdul R Ofoli for his advice, motivation, and patience throughout the development of this thesis paper. His guidance steered me toward completing my research and writing it. Secondly, I gratefully acknowledge the support, encouragement and guidance of my thesis committee members: Dr. Ahmed Eltom and Dr. Nurhidajat Sisworahardjo. Their comments gratefully influenced my understanding for achieving the desired results. Finally, I would like to thank my family, my wife, and my friends for their constant support, faithful prayers, and trust worthy friendship during my academic study. Thank you all.


M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.




Wind turbines -- Computer simulation


Wind energy conversion system; Wind turbine generators; Rotor-side converter control for DFIG, Grid-side converter control for DFIG; RT-LAB™ overview; ARTEMIS; RT-LAB modeling; Execute the model under RT-LAB

Document Type

Masters theses


xii, 67 leaves




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