Thermal aspects of a low cost power electronic converter for high capacity, smart residential distribution networks

Amiri, A., Cross, A.M., Ignadossian, N., Safari, S., Ward, P. and Owen, M. (2016). Thermal aspects of a low cost power electronic converter for high capacity, smart residential distribution networks. IN: 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016), 2016. IET.

Abstract

A key challenge facing the UK Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) today is the increasing demand for power being placed on residential networks. Also, the increase in distributed generation (DG) is now resulting in unacceptable local voltage rises and power quality issues. A cost effective solution to these problems can be achieved on the existing infrastructure by increasing the local network phase voltage to 400 V and stepping back down to 230 V at each house, using a DNO-owned, voltage regulated power electronic converter (PEC). The thermal and protection issues associated with the design of such a PEC, which is to be installed in the meterbox of each property, are discussed in this paper.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0281
Dataset DOI: https://doi.org/10.17036/researchdata.aston.ac.uk.00000175
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Power engineering and power electronics research group
Additional Information: Funding: InnovativeUK/EPRSC
Event Title: 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-04-19 - 2016-04-21
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computational Fluid Dynamics,power electronic converter,SiC MOSFET,thermal design,CFD,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Published Date: 2016-11-10
Authors: Amiri, A.
Cross, A.M. ( 0000-0002-7012-8777)
Ignadossian, N.
Safari, S.
Ward, P.
Owen, M.

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