This paper investigates an optimum control strategy for an isolated dual-active-bridge DC/DC converter based on MMC (Modular Multilevel Converter) technology. The control goal is to achieve minimal current magnitude for given power transfer and to provide fast control for full positive and negative power range. The control strategy is derived in the rotating dq frame. The optimal operation is achieved using outer control loops that maintain and balance magnitude of both modulation indices to 0.95. The inner current control loops are used on both bridges in order to limit current magnitude under faults. The controller facilitates normal operation of DC/DC converter under DC faults. The validity of the converter controller is verified using a 1GW, 500kV/640kV test converter on a detailed PSCAD model for both normal and fault conditions.
|Title of host publication||2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Nov 2016|
|Event||2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016 - Boston, United States|
Duration: 17 Jul 2016 → 21 Jul 2016
|Conference||2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016|
|Period||17/07/16 → 21/07/16|
This study is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant no EP/K006428/1, 2013.
- DC-DC power converters
- HVDC transmission
- Power system protection
- Power system simulation
- Power transformers