VSC topology comparison for STATCOM application under unbalanced conditions


This paper compares the performance of four different power electronic converter topologies, which have been proposed for STATCOM applications. Two of the topologies are Modular Multilevel Cascaded Converters (MMCC), whilst the remaining circuits utilize magnetic elements and an open-winding transformer configuration to combine individual power modules. It is assumed that the STATCOM has to work under unbalanced conditions, so that it delivers both positive and negative sequence currents. Simulation studies for the four topologies have been carried out using the simulation tool Saber.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2013.6631827
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS)
Aston University (General)
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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: fault ride-through,voltage source converte,static synchronous compensator
ISBN: 978-1-4799-01166
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 08:45
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 11:40
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2013
Authors: Laka, Aitor
Cross, Andrew (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7012-8777)
Barrena, Jon A.
Chivite-Zabalza, Javier
Rodríguez, Miguel Á.



Version: Accepted Version

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