Balancing Average Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters Using Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation

Neha Beniwal, Christopher D. Townsend, Glen Farivar, Josep Pou, Salvador Ceballos

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Abstract

In this paper, a band-limited three-level modulation scheme is presented which aims to balance the average capacitor voltages in neutral-point-clamped converters under all load operating conditions. Compared to previous three-level modulation schemes, the proposed scheme provides a trade-off between voltage balancing performance and switching losses. Consequently, helping in optimizing the system's footprint and its operating cost. A variable current band is calculated in order to provide the necessary control action for balancing the average (as opposed to instantaneous) capacitor voltages. The proposed modulation scheme is tested under both linear and nonlinear loads. A comparison is also performed between the proposed band-limited three-level modulation and other modulation schemes presented in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages4721-4726
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103952
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019
Event11th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20193 Oct 2019
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Name2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019

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Conference11th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period29/09/193/10/19
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Beniwal, N., Townsend, C. D., Farivar, G., Pou, J., & Ceballos, S. (2019). Balancing Average Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters Using Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation. In 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019 (pp. 4721-4726). [8912489] (2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019). USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2019.8912489
Beniwal, Neha ; Townsend, Christopher D. ; Farivar, Glen ; Pou, Josep ; Ceballos, Salvador. / Balancing Average Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters Using Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation. 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019. USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. pp. 4721-4726 (2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019).
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Beniwal, N, Townsend, CD, Farivar, G, Pou, J & Ceballos, S 2019, Balancing Average Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters Using Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation. in 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019., 8912489, 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019, IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA, pp. 4721-4726, 11th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019, Baltimore, United States, 29/09/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2019.8912489

Balancing Average Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters Using Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation. / Beniwal, Neha; Townsend, Christopher D.; Farivar, Glen; Pou, Josep; Ceballos, Salvador.

2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019. USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. p. 4721-4726 8912489 (2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019).

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Beniwal N, Townsend CD, Farivar G, Pou J, Ceballos S. Balancing Average Capacitor Voltages in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters Using Band-Limited Three-Level Modulation. In 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019. USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2019. p. 4721-4726. 8912489. (2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019). https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2019.8912489