twin-fed asynchronous generators

Synonyms

double-fed induction generators

Definition

Signifies an electricity generation system that is mostly found in wind turbines. It is based on an induction generator. This system can withstand voltage disturbances as well as remain is sync with the grid irrespective of rotor revolutions.

A twin-fed asynchronous generator is an asynchronous generator designed as slip-ring induction motor with a frequency converter to control engine speed and reactive power.

Broader terms

wind power generators