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Power flow control through a multi-level H-bridge based power converter for Universal and Flexible Power Management in future electrical grids

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5 Author(s)
Bifaretti, S. ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome ; Zanchetta, P. ; Yue Fan ; Iov, F.
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The paper proposes a novel power conversion system for universal and flexible power management (UNIFLEX-PM) in future electricity network. The structure is based on three AC-DC converters each one connected to a different grid, (representing the main grid and/or various distributed generation systems) on the AC side, and linked together at DC side by suitable DC isolation modules. Each port of the UNIFLEX-PM system employs a conversion structure based on a three-phase 7-level AC-DC cascaded converter. Effective and accurate power flow control is demonstrated through simulation in Matlab and Simulink environment on a simplified model based on a two-port structure and using a stationery reference frame based control solution. Control of different power flow profiles has been successfully tested in numerous network conditions such as voltage unbalance, frequency excursions and harmonic distortion.

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Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, 2008. EPE-PEMC 2008. 13th

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1-3 Sept. 2008