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Induction generators are particularly suitable for small hydro applications and are widely used at present. However, with conventional grid-connected techniques, it is not always possible to use them in regions with weak grids because of excessive connection transients. Consequently, their many advantages cannot be fully exploited in these regions. Standardised control systems have been developed by ECS for isolated applications of induction generators and these will now be further developed to permit reduced-transient grid connections.
Brazil, John and O'Dwyer, Aidan and Murphy, Michael: Standardised control techniques for induction generators in both grid-connected and isolated applications. Hidroenergia 1991. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition, pp. 127-136, Nice, France, June.