The star-switched MMC (SSMMC): a hybrid VSC for HVDC applications

Woldegiorgis, Dereje Lemma, Outram, John, Amankwah, Emmanuel K., Trainer, David and Clare, Jon C. (2016) The star-switched MMC (SSMMC): a hybrid VSC for HVDC applications. In: 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives 2016 (PEMD 2016), 19-22 April 2016, Glasgow, UK.

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This paper presents a new hybrid VSC topology (the Star-Switched MMC) – suitable for HVDC applications. The basic structure and operating principles of the topology are described. Control strategies that regulate the power exchanged between the VSC, the AC network and the DC network are presented. A modulation strategy ensuring appropriate switching of the individual chain-link sub-modules and a capacitor voltage balancing algorithm that ensures the capacitor voltages are maintained within the required tolerance are discussed. Results from a simulation model are presented to validate the expected performance of the converter and the proposed control schemes.

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Keywords: HVDC, modular multilevel, Efficiency, Capacitor voltage control, Offshore
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:45

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