A Two-Level 24-Pulse Voltage Source Converter with Fundamental Frequency Switching for HVDC System

 ABSTRACT

This paper deals with the performance analysis of a two-level, 24-pulse Voltage Source Converters (VSCs) for High Voltage DC (HVDC) system for power quality improvement. A two level VSC is used to realize a 24-pulse converter with minimum switching loss by operating it at fundamental frequency switching (FFS). The performance of this converter is studied on various issues such as steady state operation, dynamic behavior, reactive power compensation, power factor correction, and harmonics distortion. Simulation results are presented for a two level 24-pulse converter to demonstrate its capability.

 

KEYWORDS

  1. Two-Level Voltage Source Converter
  2. HVDC
  3. Multipulse
  4. Fundamental Frequency Switching
  5. Harmonics

 

SOFTWARE: MATLAB/SIMULINK

 BLOCK DIAGRAM:

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 Fig. 1 A 24-Pulse voltage source converter based HVDC system Configuration

EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS

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Fig. 2 Synthesis of Stepped AC voltage waveform of 24-pulse VSC.

 

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Fig. 3 Steady state performance of proposed 24-pulse voltage source Converter

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Fig. 4 Dynamic performance of proposed 24-pulse voltage source converter

 

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Fig. 5 Waveforms and harmonic spectra of 24-pulse covnerter i) supply voltage ii) supply current (iii) converter voltage

CONCLUSION

A two level, 24-pulse voltage source converter has been designed and its performance has been validated for HVDC system to improve the power quality with fundamental frequency switching. Four identical transformers have been used for phase shift and to realize a 24-pulse converter along with control scheme using a two level voltage source converter topology. The steady state and dynamic performance of the designed converter configuration has been demonstrated the quite satisfactory operation and found suitable for HVDC system. The characteristic harmonics of the converter system has also improved by the proposed converter configuration with minimum switching losses without using extra filtering requirements compared to the conventional 12-pulse thyristor converter.

 REFERENCES

[1] J. Arrillaga, “High Voltage Direct Current Transmission,” 2nd Edition, IEE Power and Energy Series29, London, UK-1998.

[2] J. Arrilaga and M. Villablanca, “24-pulse HVDC conversion,” IEE Proceedings Part-C, vol. 138, no. 1, pp. 57–64, Jan. 1991..

[3] Lars Weimers, “HVDC Light: a New Technology for a better Environment,” IEEE Power Engineering Review, vol.18, no. 8, pp. 1920-1926, 1989.

[4] Vijay K. Sood, “HVDC and FACTS Controller, Applications of Static Converters in Power Systems”, Kluwar Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2004.

[5] Gunnar Asplund Kjell Eriksson and kjell Svensson, “DC Transmission based on Voltage Source Converters, in Proc. of CIGRE SC14 Colloquium in South Africa 1997.

A New Control Strategy for Active and Reactive Power Control of Three-Level VSC Based HVDC System

ABSTRACT

This paper presents a new control strategy for real and reactive power control of three-level multipulse voltage source converter based High Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission system operating at Fundamental Frequency Switching (FFS). A three-level voltage source converter replaces the conventional two-level VSC and it is designed for the real and reactive power control is all four quadrants operation. A new control method is developed for achieving the reactive power control by varying the pulse width and by keeping the dc link voltage constant. The steady state and dynamic performances of HVDC system interconnecting two different frequencies network are demonstrated for active and reactive powers control. Total numbers of transformers used in the system are reduced in comparison to two level VSCs. The performance of the HVDC system is also improved in terms of reduced harmonics level even at fundamental frequency switching.

 KEYWORDS 

  1. HVDC
  2. Voltage Source Converter
  3. Multilevel
  4. Multipulse
  5. Dead Angle (β)

 SOFTWARE:  MATLAB/SIMULINK

BLOCK DIAGRAM: 1

Fig. 1 A three-level 24-Pulse voltage source converter based HVDC system

 

CONTROL SCHEME

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Fig. 2 Control scheme of three-level VSC based HVDC system using dynamic dead angle (β) Control

EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS

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Fig. 3 Performance of rectifier station during simultaneous real and reactive power control of three-level 24-pulse VSC based HVDC system

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Fig. 4 Performance of inverter station during simultaneous real and reactive power control of three-level 24-pulse VSC based HVDC system

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Fig. 5 Variation of angles (δ) and (β) values of three-level 24-pulse VSC based HVDC system during simultaneous real and reactive power control

CONCLUSION

A new control method for three-level 24-pulse voltage source converter configuration has been designed for HVDC system. The performance of this 24-pulse VSC based HVDC system using the control method has been demonstrated in active power control in bidirectional, independent control of the reactive power and power quality improvement. A new dynamic dead angle (β) control has been introduced for three-level voltage source converter operating at fundamental frequency switching. In this control the HVDC system operation is successfully demonstrated and also an analysis of (β) value for various reactive power requirement and harmonic performance has been carried out in detail. Therefore, the selection of converter operation region is more flexible according to the requirement of the reactive power and power quality.

REFERENCES

[1] Gunnar Asplund, Kjell Eriksson and kjell Svensson, “DC Transmission based on Voltage Source Converters,” in Proc. Of CIGRE SC14 Colloquium in South Africa 1997, pp.1-7.

[2] “HVDC Light DC Transmission based on Voltage Source Converter,” ABB Review Manual 1998, pp. 4-9.

[3] Xiao Wang and Boon-Tech Ooi, “High Voltage Direct Current Transmission System Based on Voltage Source Converter,” in IEEEPESC’ 90 Record, vol.1, pp.325-332.

[4] Michael P. Bahrman, Jan G. Johansson and Bo A. Nilsson, “Voltage Source Converter Transmission Technologies-The Right Fit for the Applications,” in Proc. of IEEE-PES General Meeting, Toronto, Canada, July-2003, pp.1840-1847.

[5] Y. H. Liu R. H. Zhang, J. Arrillaga and N. R. Watson, “An Overview of Self-Commutating Converters and their Application in Transmission and Distribution,” in Conf. Proc of IEEE/PES T & DConf. & Exhibition, Asia and Pacific Dalian, China 2005, pp.1-7.