An Improved Voltage Ripple Control Algorithm for Modular Multilevel Converter Based Variable Speed Drive

Safia Babikir Bashir, Hasan A. Zidan, Stanimir Valtchev

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Abstract

Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is one of the most promising topologies for high power-medium voltage application. However, the use of MMC in variable speed drive applications is still limited. This is due to the fact that the fluctuation of the submodules capacitor voltage is large at low speed constant torque operation. This paper proposes an improved balancing approach based on Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM). The proposed method uses only one SVPWM, which not only simplifies the calculation but also reduces the submodules capacitor fluctuation and the circulating current in the MMC, thereby allowing the operation of MMC-based variable speed drive over the entire operating speed range and improve the converter efficiency. The closed loop operation of the MMC-based variable speed drive is verified through extensive simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages968-973
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538641989
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2018
Event18th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period26/08/1830/08/18

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    Bashir, S. B., Zidan, H. A., & Valtchev, S. (2018). An Improved Voltage Ripple Control Algorithm for Modular Multilevel Converter Based Variable Speed Drive. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control, PEMC 2018 (pp. 968-973). [8522009] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EPEPEMC.2018.8522009