Switched capacitor DC-DC converters for HVDC applications

H. Taghizadeh, A.M. Cross, R. Whitehouse, C. Barker

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Abstract

DC distribution and transmission provides an efficient, cost effective and reliable alternative to traditional AC systems for offshore wind farm integration. High power DC-DC converters are key components to realise future offshore voltage DC grids and multi-terminal HVDC systems. Different DC-DC converter topologies have been proposed for this application. The aim of this paper is to investigate the viability of Switched Capacitor (SC) converters in high power application particularly the interconnection of offshore windfarms to a medium voltage DC grid. In addition, a comparison of alternative topologies that have been proposed will be presented. Simulation and experimental results are provided to verify the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission, 2015
PublisherIET
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-84919-982-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event11th IET international conference on AC and DC power transmission - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Feb 201512 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameIET seminar digest
PublisherIET
NumberCP654
Volume2015

Conference

Conference11th IET international conference on AC and DC power transmission
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period10/02/1512/02/15

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Keywords

  • DC grid
  • DC-DC converter
  • multi-terminal HVDC system
  • offshore wind farm
  • switched capacitor

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Taghizadeh, H., Cross, A. M., Whitehouse, R., & Barker, C. (2015). Switched capacitor DC-DC converters for HVDC applications. In 11th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission, 2015 [059] (IET seminar digest; Vol. 2015, No. CP654). IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2015.0083