Ingeteam launches new-generation wind power converters developed for high-power DFIG

Source: press release, 21 April 2020

New-generation wind power converters have been developed for high-power DFIG application
New-generation wind power converters have been developed for high-power DFIG application (photo: Ingeteam)

Ingeteam, a global technology group specialised in electric power conversion, has launched its new-generation wind power converters developed for high-power doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) applications. Ingeteam’s DFIG converter series offer cost-optimised products for each market and application.

The wind converters are extremely grid-friendly, and include FRT, SCR and SSR features, enabling them to be deployed anywhere in the world. To this day, DFIG converters remain the most proven, efficient and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications.

The new DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customised solutions that will effectively minimise wind turbine LCoE. Ingeteam’s vast knowledge and experience have been mobilised to generate design processes that combine development and validation, to ensure the supply of optimised DFIG Power Converters in the wind market for high power applications in the range of 6 to 8 MW.

The overall design ensures high-quality performance with regards to reliability, availability and maintainability. They are highly versatile in order to interact with a wide range of grid connection situations, regardless of the particular local grid codes and conditions. The full certification of any new product design is a “must” for the company and, therefore, guarantees the converters can obtain the most demanding certification standards.

Ingeteam continuously optimises its global footprint to meet market demand across all regions and can supply equipment from any of its production facilities, applying the same standards and know-how.