Predictive Control algorithm to achieve power balance of Cascaded H-Bridge converters

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Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics, PRECEDE 2015, 2016, pp. 49 - 54
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© 2015 IEEE. This work proposes a Model Predictive Control (MPC) strategy for Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB) converters under unbalanced power generation among each converter phase. Therefore, the control target is to extract unbalanced power from the dc-sources while providing balanced power to the grid. The key novelty of this proposal lies in the way the unbalanced power generation issue is explicitly considered into the optimal control problem. The power balance is achieved by enforcing the CHB to work with a suitable zero voltage components. Thus, to account for the common-mode voltage, the proposed MPC is directly formulated in the original abc-framework. To verify the effectiveness of this proposal, simulation results of the proposed MPC governing a five-level CHB converter are provided.
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