Performance assessment of renewable energy-fed three-phase grid-connected voltage source converters and boost inverters during DC side faults

A. Elserougi, Ayman Abdel-Khalik, A. M. Massoud, Shehab Ahmed

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Abstract

In renewable energy-fed grid-connected applications, voltage source converters (VSC) offer high flexibility and system controllability features. In addition to the stepped down nature of its output voltage, the VSC is inherently defenseless against faults. On the other hand, boost Inverters provides voltage boosting characteristic and complete blocking capability between the AC grid and the DC side fault which protects the semiconductor devices during DC faults. A simulation study to compare the performance of VSC and boost inverters during DC side faults is conducted in this paper. The simulation results elucidate a significant decrease in the DC fault current in case of boost inverter due to its blocking capability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages1154-1158
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Nov 201314 Nov 2013

Other

Other39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/11/1314/11/13

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Keywords

  • Boost inverter
  • DC fault blocking capability
  • DC side faults
  • discharge current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Elserougi, A., Abdel-Khalik, A., Massoud, A. M., & Ahmed, S. (2013). Performance assessment of renewable energy-fed three-phase grid-connected voltage source converters and boost inverters during DC side faults. In Proceedings, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 1154-1158). [6699295] https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2013.6699295