A modulation technique for high power AC/DC multilevel converters for power system integration

Stefano Bifaretti, Pericle Zanchetta, Alan Watson, Luca Tarisciotti, Armando Bellini, Jon Clare

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel dedicated PWM technique for use with modular, multi-cellular converter for flexible power management of future electricity networks. The proposed converter is capable of connecting asynchronous grids together as well as incorporating renewable energy systems into the grid and improving power quality. The modulation is tested in this paper on a prototype rated at 300kVA. The proposed modulation strategy is described in detail along with the concept of the modular converter and an outline of its construction. Verification of the modulation effectiveness is provided by a comparison, performed by simulation, with other common modulation strategies. Finally, experimental results obtained from a prototype of a 3-cell cascaded converter, connected between two low voltage grid systems, have confirmed the validity of the proposed strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Proceedings
Pages3697-3704
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2010
Event2010 2nd IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 12 Sep 201016 Sep 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2010 2nd IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period12/09/1016/09/10

Keywords

  • Converter control
  • Multi-level converters
  • Power distribution
  • Pulse width modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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