Medium voltage dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) based on DFCM converter for power quality improvement

Vahid Dargahi, Arash Khoshkbar-Sadigh, Keith Corzine

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Abstract

In the present electric power grids, power quality issues are recognized as a crucial concerns and a frequently occurring problem possessing significant costly consequence such as sensitive load tripping and production loss. Consequently, demand for high power quality and voltage stability becomes a pressing issue. Dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), as a custom power device, is one of the most effective solutions for restoring the quality of voltage at its load-side terminals when the quality of voltage at its source-side terminals is disturbed. In this paper, a new DVR topology based on double flying capacitor multicell (DFCM) converter for medium-voltage application has been proposed. The advantage of the proposed DVR is that it does not need any line-frequency step-up isolation transformer, which is bulky and costly, to be connected to medium-voltage power grid. The proposed DVR topology obtains the required active power from the energy storage feeding the dc link of the DFCM converter. The pre-sag compensation method, which is explained in detail, is used to restore amplitude and angle of the sensitive load voltage. Moreover, an approach based on d-q synchronous reference frame to determine DVR reference voltages is utilized. The proposed DVR topology is simulated and results to illustrate its performance under various conditions of voltage sag compensation are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509006878
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 28 2016
EventClemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016 - Clemson, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2016Mar 11 2016

Publication series

NameClemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016

Conference

ConferenceClemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityClemson
Period3/8/163/11/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Dargahi, V., Khoshkbar-Sadigh, A., & Corzine, K. (2016). Medium voltage dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) based on DFCM converter for power quality improvement. In Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016 [7462849] (Clemson University Power Systems Conference, PSC 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PSC.2016.7462849