Model Predictive Control of Interleaved Boost Converters for Synchronous Generator Wind Energy Conversion Systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2015 IEEE. Interleaved boost converters are used in multimegawatt wind energy conversion systems with synchronous generators (SG), after a diode rectifier stage to control the generator and provide voltage elevation for the grid connection at lower speeds. The use of a diode rectifier is possible due to the fact SG do not consume reactive power, making it a cost-effective solution to reduce the size and cost of the full-scale converter needed in SG based turbines. This paper proposes a finite control set model predictive control (FCS-MPC) for the interleaved boost converter capable of effectively distributing the power among the different boost channels. In addition, a new strategy to fix the switching frequency is introduced to the predictive control algorithm. A criterion is presented for the design of the weighting factors. The control method has been tested through simulation on a three-channel interleaved boost converter. The steady-state behavior achieved with the proposed method is similar to the one obtained with classic PI control and PWM. This work enables the use of FCS-MPC for interleaved boost converters, to be further included in existing FCS-MPC algorithms for applications where these converters are used, such as SG based wind energy conversion systems, where this control strategy has already been used for the grid side converter.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aguirre, M., Kouro, S., Rodriguez, J., & Abu-Rub, H.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • March 2015