Review of modular power converters solutions for smart transformer in distribution system

Rafael Pena-Alzola, Ghanshyamsinh Gohil, Laszlo Mathe, Marco Liserre, Frede Blaabjerg

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Abstract

While the use of power electronics based Smart Transformer (ST) is becoming a reality in traction applications, and it has been considered as an interesting option for interfacing different transmission systems, the possibility to use it in distribution systems is still considered futuristic. Replacing primary distribution transformers with ST can lead to more flexible handling of the distribution feeders, while replacing secondary distribution transformers can allow decoupling of distribution network. This paper reviews different power converter solutions for the ST focusing on modularity, control and communication needs, to meet high reliability requirements. Five topologies for the ST are considered and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
Pages380-387
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479903351
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2013
Event5th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition, ECCE 2013 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 15 Sep 201319 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference5th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition, ECCE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period15/09/1319/09/13

Keywords

  • circuit faults
  • phase tranformers
  • bridge circuits

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