Medium-voltage power converter interface for Wave Dragon wave energy conversion system

Nicolas Muller, Samir Kouro, Jaime Glaria, Mariusz Malinowski

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Abstract

This paper presents a medium-voltage power converter system for the Wave Dragon ocean energy conversion platform. The proposed converter configuration is an alternative to the classic back-to-back low voltage converter implemented in the original prototype. The converter configuration merges several diode rectifiers with boost converters operating with low voltage at the generators side, with a single neutral point clamped converter (NPC) operating at medium-voltage at grid side. The control schemes for generator and grid side converters are analyzed, and simulation results are presented as preliminary validation. The proposed configuration provides a simple and cost-effective interface for wave energy conversion systems with several generators, such as Wave Dragon. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages352-358
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013
Event2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013 -
Duration: 31 Dec 2013 → …

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013
Period31/12/13 → …

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    Muller, N., Kouro, S., Glaria, J., & Malinowski, M. (2013). Medium-voltage power converter interface for Wave Dragon wave energy conversion system. 352-358. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013, . https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2013.6646722