Active power electronic transformer based on modular building blocks

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Abstract

Smart grid structure could be very complex. Active power electronic transformers (APETs), composing an important part of the smart grid, could have many roles in that stochastic and variable system. Modular structure is the key to flexibility, reduced costs and losses. We propose a base module of the APET consisting of modular building blocks, also known as power electronics building blocks (PEBBs). PEBBs have plug-and-play functionality and can be connected together in various ways. Therefore, it is easy to adapt the APET to any kind of voltage level and type. To guarantee power quality, the base module has the functionality of power factor correction and active power injection. The performance of the base module was verified by computer-aided simulations.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages5922 - 5927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
EventIECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceIECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Period1/01/13 → …

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