Modeling and control of a Modular Multilevel Converter for medium voltage drives rectifier applications

Gean Jacques Maia De Sousa, Adriano Da Silva Dias, Joable Andrade Alves, Marcelo Lobo Heldwein

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Abstract

The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC), even though a fairly recent converter, is considered a very important one for the future of electrical power systems, variable speed drives and other applications. The MMC enables ac-dc and dc-ac conversion at virtually any voltage levels without relying on bulky transformers. This work presents a newly developed comprehensive control oriented model and a control strategy implementation that focuses on rectifier applications for medium voltage drives and is naturally derived from the presented model. In addition, a survey on existing MMC control strategies is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1080-1087
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467375542
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2015 - Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 Jun 20155 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
Volume2015-September

Conference

Conference24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2015
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityBuzios, Rio de Janeiro
Period3/06/155/06/15

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