Flexible prototype of modular multilevel converters for experimental verification of DC transmission and multiterminal systems

Georgios Konstantinou, Salvador Ceballos, Igor Gabiola, Josep Pou, Baburaj Karanayil, Vassilios G. Agelidis

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Abstract

Testing and verification of high-level and low-level control, modulation, fault handling and converter co-ordination for modular multilevel converters (MMCs) requires development of experimental prototype converters. In this paper, we provide a a complete overview of the MMC-based experimental prototype at UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) including the structure of the sub-modules, communication, control and protection functions as well as the possible configurations of the system. The prototype, rated at a dc voltage of up to 800 V and power of 20 kVA and can be used to study the operation of a single converter, back-to-back and point-to-point connections as well as multi-terminal systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
Pages1-6
ISBN (Print)9781538609712
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 Asian Conference onEnergy, Power and Transportation Electrification - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 24 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference2017 Asian Conference onEnergy, Power and Transportation Electrification
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period24/10/201726/10/2017
Series2017 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (acept)

Keywords

  • Prototypes
  • Voltage measurement
  • Voltage control
  • Contactors
  • Modulation
  • Topology
  • Modular multilevel converter
  • multilevel converters
  • hardware prototype
  • laboratory prototype

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