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The paper applies the method of eigenstructure assignment for the design of a controller for a wind generation scenario in Northern Scotland based on doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs). The designed controller serves the combined purpose of a conventional power system stabilizer (PSS) and an active damping controller and provides a contribution to both network and shaft damping. This novel approach is superior because all available degrees of freedom are fully exploited by selecting not only the new eigenvalue locations but also certain elements of the left eigenvectors. These elements are obtained by solving a multiobjective nonlinear optimization problem (MONLOP). Examples are presented to demonstrate that optimizing the eigenvectors yields a better performing controller in comparison with one designed using mere eigenvalue relocation.