A Proposed Capacitor Voltage-Balancing Strategy for Double-Y STATCOM Operated Under Unbalanced Conditions
Paper i proceeding, 2019
This paper proposes a novel capacitor voltage-balancing strategy for the double-Y MMC STATCOM operated under unbalanced conditions. The proposed method, based on zero-sequence voltage injection, manipulates the current distribution between the converter arms to minimize the converter ratings. The proposed balancing strategy is compared with the classical approach based on controlling the circulating dc currents. For the same unbalanced conditions, the proposed strategy leads to lower energy rating for the converter as compared with the classical one, while the semiconductor ratings remain the same in both strategies. Theoretical findings are verified through simulation results.
modular multilevel converters
double star converter
capacitor voltage balancing