Multilevel harmonic elimination methods for HVDC

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Multilevel harmonic elimination methods for HVDC
Authors: Beza, Mebtu
Abstract: In HVDC system the modulation scheme used is an important factor in achieving a desired harmonic performance and allowable semiconductor losses. PWM patterns with lower pulse numbers reduce semiconductor losses but make the filter design complex and vice versa. Two-level Harmonic Elimination PWM (HEPWM) method has been successfully applied in Voltage Source Converter based HVDC (VSCHVDC so called HVDC Light in ABB) projects recently and achieved a good tradeoff between the switching frequency and filtering demands. In this thesis, therefore, the potential of using three-level HEPWM in HVDC application to achieve lower semiconductor losses and better harmonic performance without further increase in the filtering requirement will be investigated. To do so, different three-level HEPWM patterns are analyzed and a suitable solution with smallest pulse number based on the filtering requirement is chosen. The final solution will then be compared with the two-level counterpart based on semiconductor losses, harmonic performance and semiconductor rating requirement and a conclusion will be made based on the results. Some drawbacks and suggested solutions to the studied three-level topology will also be discussed. Finally a PSCAD simulation using the developed steady state model for the new topology will be done to verify some of the MATLAB calculation results.
Keywords: Energi;Elkraftteknik;Energy;Electric power engineering
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för energi och miljö
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Energy and Environment
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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