A modular multilevel flying capacitor converter-based STATCOM for reactive power control in distribution systems

C. J. Nwobu, I. B. Efika, O. J.K. Oghorada, L. Zhang

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Abstract

This paper presents a simulation study for a built prototype of modular multi-level flying capacitor cascade converter as a STATCOM. The converter modulation scheme applied is based on Phase Shifted PWM and the two scenarios which require compensation are investigated to verify this topology. The two scenarios are PCC voltage regulation and unity power factor correction through reactive power compensation. Simulation results verify the performance of the chosen topology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815221
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015
Event17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sep 201510 Sep 2015

Publication series

Name2015 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015

Conference

Conference17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE-ECCE Europe 2015
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period8/09/1510/09/15

Keywords

  • multilevel converters
  • pulse width modulation (PWM)
  • reactive power
  • STATCOM
  • voltage source converter (VSC)

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