ESBC: an enhanced modular multilevel converter with H-bridge front end

Amankwah, Emmanuel and Costabeber, Alessando and Jasim, Omar and Trainer, David and Clare, Jon C. (2017) ESBC: an enhanced modular multilevel converter with H-bridge front end. In: 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 1-5 October 2017, Cincinnatti, Ohio, USA.

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Abstract

This paper presents the Enhanced Series Bridge Converter (ESBC), a hybrid modular multilevel converter with H-bridge front end suitable for high power grid applications. It retains the advantages of other modular multilevel topologies while offering compact structure, making it attractive for offshore stations, back-back HVDC stations, and city centre infeeds. The structure, operating principles and energy management of the converter are discussed. Simulation results from a scaled down medium voltage demonstrator are presented to validate the concept.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: doi:10.1109/ECCE.2017.8096830
Keywords: Modular Multilevel Converters, HVDC Transmission, Offshore, H-bridge
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 10:18
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 10:24
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51078

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