Stacked multicell converter based DVR with energy minimized compensation strategy

Arash Khoshkbar Sadigh, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, S. Masoud Barakati, Gevorg Gharehpetian

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Abstract

One of the major power quality problems in distribution systems are voltage sags. This paper deals with a dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) as one of the different solutions to compensate these sags and protect sensitive loads. However, the quality of DVR output voltage, such as THD, is important. This paper present a new configuration of DVR based on stacked multicell (SM) converter. The main properties of SM converter, which causes increase in the number of output voltage levels, are transformer-less operation and natural self-balancing of flying capacitors voltages. To avoid any exchange of active power in compensation process, the proposed DVR is controlled by energy minimized compensation strategy which is explained in details for balanced and unbalanced voltage sags. Also, the proposed voltage sag detection method as well as proposed DVR reference voltage determination method based on synchronous reference frame (SRF) is adopted as the control system. The proposed DVR is simulated using PSCAD/EMTDC software and simulation results are presented to validate its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009 - Starkville, MS, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2009Oct 6 2009

Publication series

Name41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009

Other

Other41st North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2009
CountryUnited States
CityStarkville, MS
Period10/4/0910/6/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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