DC electric springs with DC/DC converters

Qingsong Wang, Ming Cheng, Yunlei Jiang, Zhe Chen, Fujin Deng, Zheng Wang

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The concept of DC electric spring (DCES) was recently proposed to solve the stability issue caused by integrating intermittent renewable energy sources (RESs) to DC microgrids. In this paper, a new topology of DCES is proposed based on DC/DC converters. The proposed DCES consists of a bi-directional paralleled buck-boost converters (BBCs), a bi-directional phase-shift full-bridge converter (PSFBC) and an H-bridge circuit. Three basic operating modes of the proposed DCES can be achieved, and namely voltage boosting mode, voltage balancing mode and voltage suppression mode. Strategy of constant charging and/or constant discharging for batteries is adopted and four operating modes are analyzed as charging-positive, charging-negative, discharging-positive and discharging-negative modes. An additional mechanism for fast charging or fast discharging is also designed to secure normal operation of batteries. With the proposed DCES, the power fluctuations due to intermittent RESs can be passed to non-critical loads (NCLs) and batteries while power on critical loads (CLs) is kept stable. This is possibly the first attempt to design a DCES with only DC/DC converters. The performances of the proposed DCES are simulated, which validate the effectiveness of the proposed DCES and its control.
TitelProceedings of the 2016 IEEE 8th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC-ECCE Asia)
Antal sider6
ForlagIEEE Press
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-5090-1210-7
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Begivenhed8th IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, IPEMC-ECCE Asia 2016 - Hefei, Kina
Varighed: 22 maj 201626 maj 2016


Konference8th IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, IPEMC-ECCE Asia 2016

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