An Analytical Essential Switching Loss Estimation Method for Modular Multilevel Converters with Nearest Level Modulation

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A novel switching power loss estimation method for modular multilevel converters (MMCs) with the nearest level modulation (NLM) is introduced in this paper. It focuses on the switching actions caused only by change of the inserted submodule (SM) number per arm, named as the essential switching transitions. Every essential switching action can be identified under the assumption of ideal sinusoidal arm voltage reference. The corresponding arm current value determining the switching energy can be obtained with the exclusive use of the exact time of the switching action. Effects of the modulation index and the power factor on the power loss are also taken into account. Simulations have been performed on a 30-MVA threephase grid-connected MMC system with 20 SMs per arm. The results have confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed method, where high estimation accuracy can be achieved under a range of operating conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2017
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateOct 2017
Pages762-767
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1127-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017
Event43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2017 - Beijing, China
Duration: 29 Oct 20171 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period29/10/201701/11/2017
SponsorChinese Association of Automation (CAA), Chinese Power Supply Society, et al., IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), Systems Engineering Society of China, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An Analytical Essential Switching Loss Estimation Method for Modular Multilevel Converters with Nearest Level Modulation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this