MMC Converter detailed phasor model including second harmonic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)


This paper presents a detailed phasor domain model of a Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC). The proposed model is based on a new nonlinear average MMC model in rotating dq frame. The model is developed using zero sequence, fundamental and second harmonic frames with neglected higher dynamics. A generic mathematical solution is introduced for transferring non-linear multiplication terms into rotating dq frame. The accuracy of the proposed model is verified against a detailed dynamic MMC benchmark model in PSCAD for a range of operating conditions and parameters. The model is further employed for studying circulating current magnitude for different MMC passive components.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2014 IEEE PES
PublisherIEEE Explore
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Eventisgt-eu 2014 - istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Oct 201415 Oct 2014


Conferenceisgt-eu 2014

Cite this