ESBC: An enhanced modular multilevel converter with H-bridge front end

Emmanuel Amankwah, Alessandro Costabeber, Omar Jasim, David Trainer, Jon Clare
2017 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)  
This paper presents the Enhanced Series Bridge Converter (ESBC), a hybrid modular multilevel converter with Hbridge front end suitable for high power grid applications. It retains the advantages of other modular multilevel topologies while offering compact structure, making it attractive for offshore stations, back-back HVDC stations, and city centre infeeds. The structure, operating principles and energy management of the converter are discussed. Simulation results from a scaled down medium
more » ... aled down medium voltage demonstrator are presented to validate the concept.
doi:10.1109/ecce.2017.8096830 fatcat:qksqgxbpd5ho3mtx5n72a4rfgu