On the Protection of the Power Flow Control Converter in Meshed Low Voltage DC Networks

Pavel Purgat, Laurens Mackay, Zian Qin, Pavol Bauer

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Abstract

The two main challenges of meshed low voltage DC grids today are the flexible control of power flow and the short-circuit protection. The conventional approach to deal with both problems is to incorporate galvanically isolated DC-DC converters with integrated short-circuit protection, which are rated for the full power rating of the grid. In this paper, we describe an approach based on the combination of a converter which has a partial power rating with respect to the grids power rating and a circuit breaker with full rating with respect to the grid. Based on the review of abnormal operating conditions of the power flow control converter and its requirements on protection. We propose a new protection strategy for the power flow control converter and evaluate the applicable circuit breaker technologies based on the review of the protection requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
EditorsA.M. Omekanda
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages478-484
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-147997311-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 201827 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period23/09/1827/09/18

Keywords

  • DC-DC power convertors
  • load flow control
  • power grids
  • power transmission protection

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