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

Cite this

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