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.

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