Power Converters for Medium Voltage Networks
This book examines a number of topics, mainly in connection with advances in semiconductor devices and magnetic materials and developments in medium and large-scale renewable power plant technologies, grid integration techniques and new converter topologies, including advanced digital control systems for medium-voltage networks. The book’s individual chapters provide an extensive compilation of fundamental theories and in-depth information on current research and development trends, while also exploring new approaches to overcoming some critical limitations of conventional grid integration technologies. Its main objective is to present the design and implementation processes for medium-voltage converters, allowing the direct grid integration of renewable power plants without the need for step-up transformers.
Presents the progress of medium voltage converter based step-up-transformer-less direct grid integration technologyIllustrates a design process for medium voltage convertersIntroduces advanced converter topologies for direct grid integrationPresents an alternative design technique for the development of FPGA based digital switching controllerSolves voltage imbalance problem by adopting common magnetic bus instead of common dc or ac bus