Gevork B. Gharehpetian

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In this paper, a new topology for cascaded multilevel converter based on submultilevel converter units and full-bridge converters is proposed. The proposed topology significantly reduces the number of dc voltage sources, switches, IGBTs, and power diodes as the number of output voltage levels increases. Also, an algorithm to determine dc voltage sources(More)
Accurate modeling and parameters identification of Metal Oxide Surge Arrester (MOSA) are very important for arrester allocation, systems reliability and insulation coordination studies. Several models with acceptable accuracy have been proposed to describe this behavior. It should be mentioned that the estimation of nonlinear elements of MOSAs is very(More)
A new evolutionary algorithm known as the shuffled frog leaping algorithm is presented in this paper, to solve the unit commitment (UC) problem. This integer-coded algorithm has been developed to minimize the total energy dispatch cost over the scheduling horizon while all of the constraints should be satisfied. In addition, minimum up/down-time constraints(More)
To restore the load voltage, dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), which installed between the supply and a sensitive load, should inject voltage and active power from DVR to the distribution system during voltage sag. Due to the limit of energy storage capacity of DC link, it is necessary the minimize energy injection from DVR. In this paper the techniques of(More)