Reducing the Energy Storage Requirements of Modular Multilevel Converters with Optimal Capacitor Voltage Trajectory Shaping
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The required module capacitance value is a driving factor of the volume and cost of modular multilevel converters (MMC). In order to minimize the required capacitance value, an optimal circulating current and common mode (CM) voltage injection strategy which keeps the conduction losses and die CM voltage as low as possible is proposed in this paper. Unlike previous methods from literature that only focus on minimizing the amplitude of energy fluctuation in the arm capacitors, the proposed optimization procedure is based on the optimal shaping of both the arm voltages and energies. As a result, the proposed optimization scheme achieves a further reduction in the required capacitance value of up to 42% compared to existing methods. The procedure is validated with closed loop simulation results covering the full operating range of an exemplary MMC. Show more
Book title2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)
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SubjectHVDC; Optimal control; High power density systems; High voltage power converters; Harmonics
Organisational unit03889 - Biela, Jürgen / Biela, Jürgen
NotesDue to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the conference was conducted virtually.
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