Distributed predictive control for capacitor voltage balancing in a Cascaded H-Bridge Based STATCOM

Alex Navas-Fonseca, Claudio Burgos-Mellado, Yeiner Arias-Esquivel, Anant Kumar Verma, Andrés Mora, Diego Munoz-Carpintero, Roberto Cárdenas

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Abstract

This paper proposes a distributed model predictive control (DMPC) scheme for inter-cell and inter-cluster capacitor voltage balancing control of a cascaded H-bridge multilevel static synchronous compensator (STATCOM). The proposed DMPC does not require a central controller to perform these control tasks as they are cooperatively performed by local controllers placed in the STATCOM cells. Three case scenarios are analysed to highlight the features of the proposed control scheme. The results demonstrate that the DMPC scheme is able to manage large communication delays and communication failures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 25th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2023 ECCE Europe
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815412
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event25th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2023 ECCE Europe - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 4 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

Publication series

Name2023 25th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2023 ECCE Europe

Conference

Conference25th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2023 ECCE Europe
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period4/09/238/09/23

Keywords

  • cascaded H-bridge multilevel
  • cooperative control
  • distributed model predictive control
  • STATCOM
  • Voltage Balancing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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