Active Front-End converter applied for the THD reduction in power systems

N.M. Salgado-Herrera, O. Anaya-Lara, D. Campos-Gaona, A. Medina-Rios, R. Tapia-Sanchez, J.R. Rodriguez-Rodriguez

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Abstract

The Active Front-End (AFE) converter topology is generated by modifying a conventional back-to-back converter, from using a single VSC to use pVCS connected in parallel. The AFE configuration improves the capability, efficiency and reliability of energy conversion devices connected to the power system. In this paper, a novel technique to reduce the total harmonic distortion (THD) in an AFE converter topology is proposed and analyzed. The THD reduction is achieved by applying a phase shift angle in the SPWM switching signals of each AFE converter VSC. To verify the functionality and robustness of the proposed methodology, the power system simulation in Matlab-Simulink is analyzed for a type-4 wind turbine converter with total power output of 9MW. The obtained simulation results show a THD reduction up to 2.5 for AFE connected to the power network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677032
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2018
Event2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 201810 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period5/08/1810/08/18

Keywords

  • Active-Front-End
  • back-to-back
  • wind energy system

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    Salgado-Herrera, N. M., Anaya-Lara, O., Campos-Gaona, D., Medina-Rios, A., Tapia-Sanchez, R., & Rodriguez-Rodriguez, J. R. (2018). Active Front-End converter applied for the THD reduction in power systems. In 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) [8586414] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586414