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  • Generalized multivariable grid-forming control design for power converters 

    Chen, Meng; Zhou, Dao; Tayyebi, Ali; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Dörfler, Florian; Blaabjerg, Frede (2022-03-22)
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    The grid-forming converter is an important unit in the future power system with more inverter-interfaced generators. However, improving its performance is still a key challenge. This paper proposes a generalized architecture ...
  • Design, control and testing of a modular multilevel converter with a single cell per arm in grid-forming and grid-following operations for scaled-down experimental platforms 

    Girona Badia, Jaume; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol; Lledó Ponsati, Tomàs; Capó Lliteras, Macià; Cutululis, Nicolaos Antonio; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Heredero Peris, Daniel; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo (2022-03-01)
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    Modular multilevel converters (MMC) can be used in several applications, especially (but not only) in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and STATCOM. In order to develop experimental scaled-down test benches for lab ...
  • Thermal modeling of large electrolytic capacitors using FEM and considering the internal geometry 

    Lledó Ponsati, Tomàs; Bahman, Amir Sajjad; Iannuzzo, Francesco; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Galceran Arellano, Samuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-16)
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    This article focuses on developing a finite-element method (FEM) model for large capacitors’ thermal modeling and reliability analysis. Thermal modeling for capacitors is critical since the capacitor’s lifetime depends on ...
  • Effect of current distortion and unbalanced loads on semiconductors reliability 

    Lledó Ponsati, Tomàs; Bahman, Amir Sajjad; Lannuzzo, Francesco; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Galceran Arellano, Samuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-01-01)
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    This article presents a reliability analysis of a 4-wire grid-tied inverter under different loading conditions, considering unbalanced loads and harmonic distortion in the current consumed. The proposed power converter is ...
  • Sustainability-oriented approach to assist decision makers in building facade management 

    Gilani, Golshid; Pons Valladares, Oriol; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la (2022-01-01)
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    The building sector has a major economic, environmental, and social impact on society; hence, it is crucial to promote sustainable construction practice. The facade is one of the largest main components of a building, which ...
  • Planning of High-Power Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles: A Review 

    Danese, Alberto; Torsæter, Bendik Nybakk; Sumper, Andreas; Garau, Michele (2022-04-01)
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    Electrification of mobility is paving the way in decreasing emissions from the transport sector; nevertheless, to achieve a more sustainable and inclusive transport system, effective and long-term planning of electric ...
  • Multiobjective Laguerre Functions-Based Discrete-Time Model Predictive Control: A Fast Inner-Loop Controller for Grid-Forming Converters 

    Saeedian, Meysam; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol; Pouresmaeil, Edris (2022-08-01)
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    In islanded ac microgrids, conventional primary control uses innerloop cascaded linear controller and outerloop droop to realize local voltage regulation and power sharing. However, it has a poor dynamic performance and ...
  • Control of a flywheel energy storage system for power smoothing in wind power plants 

    Díaz González, Francisco; Bianchi, Fernando Daniel; Sumper, Andreas; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (2014-03-01)
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    This paper deals with the design and the experimental validation in scale-lab test benches of an energy management algorithm based on feedback control techniques for a flywheel energy storage device. The aim of the flywheel ...
  • Real-time optimization-based reference calculation integrated control for MMCs considering converter limitations 

    Westerman Spier, Daniel; Rodriguez Bernuz, Joan Marc; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; López Mestre, Joaquim; Junyent Ferré, Adrià; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-10-12)
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    The paper addresses a real-time optimization-based reference calculation integrated with a control structure for Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) operating under normal and constrained situations (where it has reached ...
  • Optimal H-infinity control design for MMC-based HVDC links 

    Dadjo Tavakoli, Saman; Fekriasl, Sajjad; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Beerten, Jef; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-04-06)
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    The modular multilevel converter (MMC) has emerged as the preferred choice for voltage source converter (VSC)-based high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems due to its low losses, low harmonic distortion, modularity, and ...
  • Improved current reference calculation for MMCs internal energy balancing control 

    Westerman Spier, Daniel; Prieto-Araujo, E.; López Mestre, Joaquim; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-22)
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    The paper addresses an improved inner current reference calculation to be employed in the control of modular multilevel converters operating during either balanced or unbalanced conditions. The suggested reference calculation ...
  • Methodology for interaction identification in modular multi-level converter-based HVDC systems 

    Dadjo Tavakoli, Saman; Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Sánchez Sánchez, Enric; Gomis-Bellmunt, Oriol (2021-07-24)
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    This paper suggests a methodology for the identification, classification, and evaluation of various types of interactions that may occur in an HVDC link based on modular multi-level converters (MMC). The methodology ...

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