Study and Analysis of RBFN based MPPT controller for wind energy integrated with Traction Power Supply System

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Mebratu Delelegn, Ravi Kumar Hiremath, Chandra Sekhar Reddy


The need of energy for railway is rising due to the increased speed at which trains must operate to maintain safety and dependability. This situation implies more electricity consumption and more challenges to railway operation stability. Therefore, this research suggests configuring wind energy integration with the current railway traction substations built on the current traction substation. The suggested setup consists of a converter that converts DC to DC with RBFN-based MPPT regulator wind energy source linked to a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG), a rectifier, and a conventional traction system. The proposed system is modelled and analyzed by utilizing a radial basis function network (RBFN) in this study. Three traction substations: Aysha, Adegla and Dewanle:-are the subject of the case study, which integrates wind energy with the railway electric power system working at 25 kV AC. For the Aysha wind farm, a MATLAB/Simulink simulation is run in order to confirm the suggested technology. The setup with or without MPPT was used in order to evaluate the results. The proposed system produces an average output of 260.3kW without MPPT and 289.3kW with MPPT controller at wind speed of 20m/sec. The simulation findings suggest that the RBFN-based control method performs better under diverse wind conditions and is more suited for wind energy integration with traction system.

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