Interlink Converter for Hybrid AC to Bipolar DC Microgrid or to Two DC Microgrids

V. Fernão Pires, Daniel Foito, Armando Cordeiro, Carlos Roncero-Clemente, J. F. Martins, A. J. Pires

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Abstract

Due to the new paradigm in which AC grids must coexist with DC microgrids, new solutions to interlink those networks are required. In this context, a new interlink hybrid converter is presented in this paper. This solution is designed to interlink AC grids and bipolar DC microgrids or two DC microgrids. The simplest solution allows linking a three-phase AC grid using only two single-phase inverters. However, it can be extended with the purpose to make a multilevel converter. The solution allows to transfer the energy in a way that supports the attenuation of the voltage unbalance that can appear in the DC microgrid(s). This support is done by an independent transference of energy to the microgrid poles or microgrids. This concept and behavior of the interlink hybrid converter will be tested through simulation studies. The results obtained in these studies show the capability of the proposed solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2022 - 48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Place of PublicationNew Jersey
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8025-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-8026-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2022 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 17 Oct 202220 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
PublisherIEEE
Volume2022-October
ISSN (Print)1553-572X
ISSN (Electronic)2577-1647

Conference

Conference48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2022
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period17/10/2220/10/22

Keywords

  • Bipolar DC microgrid
  • Hybrid networks
  • interlink converter
  • voltage balancer

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