STATCOM Basado en Convertidor Fuente de Corriente Multinivel Utilizando Mínima Corriente DC

Translated title of the contribution: Multilevel current-source converter based STATCOM using minimum DC current level

Pedro E. Melin, Benjamin Larenas, Jeovanny Valenzuela, Jaime A. Rohten, JAVIER ALEJANDRO RIEDEMANN AROS, M. Nathalie Risso

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Abstract

AC drives based on current-source converters (CSC) present an interesting alternative for medium voltage motors, because of high quality of both AC input currents and load voltage waveforms. This kind of power converters allows avoiding wave reflection problems that are typical of voltage-source inverters. However, the use CSC in active power filters is limited by power losses caused by the DC current. In this work we study the use of multilevel current-source converter based STATCOM, using minimum DC current level in each converter. For the above, the STATCOM current level required to compensate both load reactive power and STATCOM losses is computed, using the highest modulation index possible. Mathematical analysis corroborated by PSIM simulations, shows that it is possible to reduce power losses in the overall equipment, by increasing the number of converters in the STATCOM.

Translated title of the contributionMultilevel current-source converter based STATCOM using minimum DC current level
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Automatica, ICA-ACCA 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509011476
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Dec 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Automatica, ICA-ACCA 2016 - Curico, Chile
Duration: 19 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Automatica, ICA-ACCA 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Automatica, ICA-ACCA 2016
CountryChile
CityCurico
Period19/10/1621/10/16

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