VSC topology comparison for STATCOM application under unbalanced conditions

Aitor Laka, Andrew Cross, Jon A. Barrena, Javier Chivite-Zabalza, Miguel Á. Rodríguez

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Abstract

This paper compares the performance of four different power electronic converter topologies, which have been proposed for STATCOM applications. Two of the topologies are Modular Multilevel Cascaded Converters (MMCC), whilst the remaining circuits utilize magnetic elements and an open-winding transformer configuration to combine individual power modules. It is assumed that the STATCOM has to work under unbalanced conditions, so that it delivers both positive and negative sequence currents. Simulation studies for the four topologies have been carried out using the simulation tool Saber.
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
CountryFrance
CityLille
Period2/06/136/09/13

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Keywords

  • fault ride-through
  • voltage source converte
  • static synchronous compensator

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    Power electronic interfaces for low voltage residential networks

    Zacharis, E. D., Cross, A. M. & Godfrey, B., 2013, 15th European conference on Power Electronics and applications, EPE 2013. IEEE, 10 p.

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    Laka, A., Cross, A., Barrena, J. A., Chivite-Zabalza, J., & Rodríguez, M. Á. (2013). VSC topology comparison for STATCOM application under unbalanced conditions. In 15th European conference on Power Electronics and applications, EPE 2013 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2013.6631827