Charging PEVs (Plug-In Electric Vehicles) at public fast charging station can improve the public acceptance and increase their penetration level by solving problems related to vehicles' battery. However, the price for the impact of fast charging stations on the distribution grid has to be dealt with. The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the… (More)
This paper provides an overview of multilevel converter topologies for grid connected applications. Different converter topologies such as Diode Clamp Converter (DCC), Capacitor Clamp Converter (CCC) and Chain Link Converter (CLC) are considered and compared from different aspects such as component sizing, complexity, efficiency and reliability. Thanks to… (More)
Individual ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) driven vehicles are essential components of life in nations across the world. However, volatility in petroleum prices, security concerns associated with imported oil and anthropogenic climate change contribute to increasing interest in alternative vehicle technologies that are more efficient than " traditional "… (More)
A prerequisite of a fast increasing market of the electrical vehicles is the access to charging and reliability/accessibility of the charging systems. Wireless charging i.e. charging without a cord, is an interesting alternative that has been put forward during recent years. In this work a system study of topologies for inductively coupled power transfer… (More)
New semiconductor technologies, like SiC, are being integrated into electric vehicles (EVs). These semiconductors reduce losses to improve the driving range of EVs, and higher switching frequencies minimize harmonic losses. This work presents a framework to quickly assess different topologies and semiconductor technologies where both two- and three-level… (More)
This paper presents a modular multilevel Chain-link converter with reduced energy storage requirement by utilizing an active filter storage method at the converter cell level. The active filter circuit and control are analyzed in detail. A comparison with the conventional cell proves the effectiveness of the reactive energy storage reduction.
This paper investigates a nine-switch converter topology for STATCOM (Static Synchronous Compensator) application as well as the developed controller and the modulation strategy. The focus of the paper is to study the grid code compliance of a wind farm integrated into the grid while using the aforementioned converter topology. A numerical example is also… (More)
The aim of this paper is to investigate the ability of star- and delta-connected H-bridge multilevel STATCOMs to exchange negative-sequence current with the grid. Zero-sequence injection is utilized for capacitor voltage balancing. It is shown that a singularity for these configurations exists, leading to limitations in the utilization of the compensator… (More)