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The application of the modular multilevel matrix converter in high-power wind turbines

Diaz, Matias; Espinoza, Mauricio; Mora, Andreas; Cardenas, Roberto; Wheeler, Patrick

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Authors

Matias Diaz

Mauricio Espinoza

Andreas Mora

Roberto Cardenas



Abstract

The trend in wind turbines has shown an ongoing power rating growth, reaching sizes up to 10 MW. Multilevel converters have therefore become a favourable solution for Multi-MW Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECSs), due to high efficiency, reliability, controllability and the ability to reach high power/voltage ratings. Moreover, stringent grid codes to regulate the connection of WECSs to the electrical networks have been developed in countries with a high penetration of wind energy. In this context, this paper introduces the novel application of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for interfacing Multi-MW Wind Turbines to provide decoupled input-output regulation, variable speed operation and fulfilment of modern grid codes.

Citation

Diaz, M., Espinoza, M., Mora, A., Cardenas, R., & Wheeler, P. (2016). The application of the modular multilevel matrix converter in high-power wind turbines. In 2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe). https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2016.7695437

Presentation Conference Type Edited Proceedings
Conference Name 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications
Start Date Sep 5, 2016
End Date Sep 9, 2016
Acceptance Date Jun 14, 2016
Publication Date Oct 27, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 7, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2016
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title 2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe)
ISBN 9781509014101
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/EPE.2016.7695437
Keywords Wind Turbines, Fault Ride-Through, Multilevel Converters, Matrix Converter
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/795274
Related Public URLs http://www.epe2016.com/
Contract Date Jul 7, 2016

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