Mixed cells modular multilevel converter

G. P. Adam, K. H. Ahmed, B. W. Williams

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Abstract

This paper uses a scaled down version of the mixed cells modular multilevel converter (MMC) to discuss its modulation and capacitor voltage balancing method, and investigates its AC and DC fault ride-Through capability. It has been found that the mixed MMC is resilient to both AC and DC network faults, which are necessary for next generations of highly meshed multi-Terminal HVDC grids. The power losses comparison conducted in this paper has shown that the mixed cells MMC and three-level cells MMC achieve DC fault reverse blocking capability at reduced on-state losses than full-bridge MMC and alternative arm MMC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1390-1395
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479923991, 9781479924004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Event2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period1/06/144/06/14

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Keywords

  • DC fault reverse blocking capability
  • high-voltage DC transmission systems
  • hybrid cascaded multilevel converter
  • modular multilevel converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Adam, G. P., Ahmed, K. H., & Williams, B. W. (2014). Mixed cells modular multilevel converter. In 2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) (pp. 1390-1395). [6864817] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2014.6864817

Mixed cells modular multilevel converter. / Adam, G. P.; Ahmed, K. H.; Williams, B. W.

2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 1390-1395 6864817.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Adam, GP, Ahmed, KH & Williams, BW 2014, Mixed cells modular multilevel converter. in 2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)., 6864817, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1390-1395, 2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 1/06/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2014.6864817
Adam GP, Ahmed KH, Williams BW. Mixed cells modular multilevel converter. In 2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 1390-1395. 6864817 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2014.6864817
Adam, G. P. ; Ahmed, K. H. ; Williams, B. W. / Mixed cells modular multilevel converter. 2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 1390-1395
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