Power electronic interfaces for low voltage residential networks


A proposal to increase the existing residential LV grid voltage from 230 V to 300 V has been made in order to increase existing network capacity. A power-electronic AC-AC converter is then used to provide 230 V at each property. The equipment can also provide power-quality improvements to the network and load. Several constraints such as temperature rise at the converter location lead to a converter design requiring very high efficiency. In this paper different AC/AC converter topologies are presented which compares the power quality benefits, size and efficiency of each converter. The design and the control technique of the most suitable topology are verified using simulation and preliminary experimentally results of prototype hardware are also included.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2013.6631938
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS)
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Event Title: 15th European conference on Power Electronics and applications
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2013-06-02 - 2013-09-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: AC/AC converter,distribution of electrical energy,cooling,power quality,Conduction and switching losses
ISBN: 978-1-4799-01166
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2024 07:13
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 11:20
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2013
Authors: Zacharis, E.D.
Cross, A.M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7012-8777)
Godfrey, B.



Version: Accepted Version

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