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


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS)
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
ISBN: 978-1-78561-188-9
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 08:38
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 10:10
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2016-11-10
Accepted Date: 2016-01-01
Authors: Amiri, A.
Cross, A.M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7012-8777)
Ignadossian, N.
Safari, S.
Ward, P.
Owen, M.



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