The Series Bridge Converter (SBC): a hybrid modular multilevel converter for HVDC applications

Amankwah, Emmanuel K. and Costabeber, Alessando and Watson, Alan James and Trainer, David and Jasim, Omar and Chivite-Zabalza, Javie and Clare, Jon C. (2016) The Series Bridge Converter (SBC): a hybrid modular multilevel converter for HVDC applications. In: 2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe), 5-9 September 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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This paper presents a novel hybrid modular multilevel voltage source converter suitable for HVDC applications. It has the advantages of other modular multilevel topologies and can be made more compact making it attractive for offshore stations and city infeed applications. The Operating principle of the converter and internal energy management are discussed with simulation results from a scaled medium voltage demonstrator presented to validate the concepts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: doi:10.1109/EPE.2016.7695361
Keywords: VSC, Multilevel Converters, HVDC, FACTS, MMC High Voltage Power 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: 15 Jul 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 12:34

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