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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2013|
|Event||2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013 - |
Duration: 31 Dec 2013 → …
|Conference||2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013|
|Period||31/12/13 → …|
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