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Investigation of power electronics converters and architecture for modular HVDC wind generators

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The objective of this paper is to investigate suitable topologies for the converter modules and architecture design of a modular High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) generator for offshore wind energy applications. The HVDC transmission has technical and economic advantages for offshore applications due to the distance between the wind farm and the coast. However, with the current wind farm configurations, it would still be necessary to use transformers and AC/DC converters to condition the Alternating Current (AC) power at the output of the generators into DC power and with high voltage values. Therefore, a modular generator architecture is proposed that directly produces HVDC power at its output using an electronic converter interface by the connection in series of modules of a segmented HVDC generator. The evaluation of converter topologies was performed through parameters such as reliability, controllability, loss, complexity, power quality, and component count. As a result, the Vienna rectifier proved to be a strong candidate for further study due to its low complexity, high power quality and low active switch count.

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da Rocha, Lorrana Faria, et al. “Investigation of Power Electronics Converters and Architecture for Modular HVDC Wind Generators.” 2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON), IEEE, 2022, doi:10.1109/powercon53406.2022.9930011.
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da Rocha, L. F., Faraasen, H. A., Vansompel, H., & Olsen, P. K. (2022). Investigation of power electronics converters and architecture for modular HVDC wind generators. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON). Presented at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. https://doi.org/10.1109/powercon53406.2022.9930011
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Rocha, Lorrana Faria da, Hans Anders Faraasen, Hendrik Vansompel, and Pal Keim Olsen. 2022. “Investigation of Power Electronics Converters and Architecture for Modular HVDC Wind Generators.” In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/powercon53406.2022.9930011.
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da Rocha, Lorrana Faria, Hans Anders Faraasen, Hendrik Vansompel, and Pal Keim Olsen. 2022. “Investigation of Power Electronics Converters and Architecture for Modular HVDC Wind Generators.” In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON). IEEE. doi:10.1109/powercon53406.2022.9930011.
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da Rocha LF, Faraasen HA, Vansompel H, Olsen PK. Investigation of power electronics converters and architecture for modular HVDC wind generators. In: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON). IEEE; 2022.
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L. F. da Rocha, H. A. Faraasen, H. Vansompel, and P. K. Olsen, “Investigation of power electronics converters and architecture for modular HVDC wind generators,” in 2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2022.
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  author       = {{da Rocha, Lorrana Faria and Faraasen, Hans Anders and Vansompel, Hendrik and Olsen, Pal Keim}},
  booktitle    = {{2022 IEEE International Conference on Power Systems Technology (POWERCON)}},
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  title        = {{Investigation of power electronics converters and architecture for modular HVDC wind generators}},
  url          = {{http://doi.org/10.1109/powercon53406.2022.9930011}},
  year         = {{2022}},
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