Reconfigurability, Modularity and Redundancy Trade-offs for Grid Connected Power Electronic Systems

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Abstract

Power electronic converters (PECs) are workhorses of emerging distribution networks. PEC interfaced grids can function as flexible power corridors facilitating compact and efficient energy exchange between distribution generation, load and storage elements. Introducing adequate Reconfigurability, Modularity, and Redundancy (RMR) in such PEC-driven hybrid ac-dc distribution networks can enhance power delivery, thus enabling infrastructure savings. In this paper, an approach for implementing adequate RMR is introduced that can be applied at both converter- and system-level; therefore, the system's reliability can be improved. Furthermore, in this discussion, the impact of integrating renewable energy sources, charging stations and storage systems with the grids is considered with regard to the methodologies of applying RMR to improve the reliability. Potential applications include various power electronics converters, parallel ac-dc links, embedded PEC energy routers, dc hubs, and multi-parallel converter systems capable of regulating power flows between different nodes in the grid with fault-tolerant topologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 IEEE 20th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages35-41
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-9681-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-9682-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE 20th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC) - Brasov, Romania
Duration: 25 Sept 202228 Sept 2022
Conference number: 20th

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE 20th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, PEMC 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE 20th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC)
Country/TerritoryRomania
CityBrasov
Period25/09/2228/09/22

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Keywords

  • Reliability
  • Redundancy
  • Modularity
  • Reconfigurablity
  • Failure rate

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