For fixed speed wind turbines, the connection of its squirrel cage induction generator (SCIG) to the grid leads to inrush current which can reach an average of 2 p.u. up to 2.5 p.u. in higher wind speed even by using a soft starter. We propose in this paper a new soft starting of squirrel cage induction generator based wind turbine connected to the grid. Our strategy overcomes such transient instability problems and pinpoints rapidly synchronous speed regardless the wind speed acting on pitch angle. The proposed strategy ensures at least 50% reduction of inrush current and 18% gain of WTG starting time. A state model of the system is given including the wind turbine model and the SCIG model in the synchronous reference frame. Simulation results are analysed and compared to the classic coupling procedure.
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