On stored energy requirement in the alternate arm converter

Pierre Vermeersch, Francois Gruson, Xavier Guillaud, Philippe Egrot, Michaël M.C. Merlin

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Abstract / Description of output

Operations of multilevel converters such as the Alternate Arm Converter (AAC) mainly depend on voltage availability provided by charged Sub-Module (SM) capacitors. To ensure proper operations, these capacitors must be sized enough to limit voltage fluctuations caused the instantaneous power that flows through the converter arm and hence, through the SM capacitors. This paper details an analytical modelling of the AAC instantaneous arm power. The proposed model takes into account most of the AAC operations and considers different control strategies such as the AAC with a short or an extended overlap period. Thus, the impact of each control strategy on the stored energy requirement is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647226
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2019
Event2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019


Conference2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • AAC
  • Energy Storage
  • HVDC


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