The application of the modular multilevel matrix converter in high-power wind turbines

Diaz, Matias, Espinoza, Mauricio, Mora, Andreas, Cardenas, Roberto and Wheeler, Patrick (2016) The application of the modular multilevel matrix converter in high-power wind turbines. In: 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, 5-9 September 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany. (In Press)

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The trend in wind turbines has shown an ongoing power rating growth, reaching sizes up to 10 MW. Multilevel converters have therefore become a favourable solution for Multi-MW Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECSs), due to high efficiency, reliability, controllability and the ability to reach high power/voltage ratings. Moreover, stringent grid codes to regulate the connection of WECSs to the electrical networks have been developed in countries with a high penetration of wind energy. In this context, this paper introduces the novel application of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for interfacing Multi-MW Wind Turbines to provide decoupled input-output regulation, variable speed operation and fulfilment of modern grid codes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Wind Turbines, Fault Ride-Through, Multilevel Converters, Matrix Converter
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 08:55
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:56

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