Power electronic interfaces for low voltage residential networks

E.D. Zacharis, A.M. Cross, B. Godfrey

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Abstract

A proposal to increase the existing residential LV grid voltage from 230 V to 300 V has been made in order to increase existing network capacity. A power-electronic AC-AC converter is then used to provide 230 V at each property. The equipment can also provide power-quality improvements to the network and load. Several constraints such as temperature rise at the converter location lead to a converter design requiring very high efficiency. In this paper different AC/AC converter topologies are presented which compares the power quality benefits, size and efficiency of each converter. The design and the control technique of the most suitable topology are verified using simulation and preliminary experimentally results of prototype hardware are also included.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th European conference on Power Electronics and applications, EPE 2013
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-01166
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th European conference on Power Electronics and applications - Lille, France
Duration: 2 Jun 20136 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference15th European conference on Power Electronics and applications
Abbreviated titleEPE 2013
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLille
Period2/06/136/09/13

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Funding: EPRSC

Keywords

  • AC/AC converter
  • distribution of electrical energy
  • cooling
  • power quality
  • Conduction and switching losses

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