Voltage Source Converter Control under Distorted Grid Voltage for Hybrid AC-DC Distribution Links

Y. Wu, A. Shekhar, T. B. Soeiro, P. Bauer

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Back-To-Back (B2B) Voltage Source Converter (VSC) with AC-side LCL filters can be adopted for parallel AC-DC distribution links. In this paper, Grid-side Current Control (GCC) for the inner/fast control loops of the front- and backend power electronics are implemented in order to enhance the system performance against grid disturbances. Herein, a notch filter-based GCC scheme with a harmonic rejection control is proposed which is able to deliver attenuation to the LCL filter resonances while suppressing the harmonics in the grid-side currents originated when the AC voltages are distorted. The results obtained in MATLAB/SIMULINK and an experimental prototype show that the studied GCC method can successfully mitigate the influence of grid voltage harmonics, while providing a stable power control for the hybrid AC-DC distribution links.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4878-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4879-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIECON 2019: IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019
Conference number: 45th

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)


ConferenceIECON 2019


  • electric current control
  • invertors
  • notch filters
  • power control
  • power convertors
  • power electronics
  • power filters
  • power grids
  • power harmonic filters
  • voltage control
  • voltage source converter control
  • distorted grid voltage
  • hybrid AC-DC distribution links
  • AC-side LCL filters
  • parallel AC-DC distribution links
  • grid-side current control
  • front- backend power electronics
  • grid disturbances
  • notch filter-based GCC scheme
  • harmonic rejection control
  • LCL filter resonances
  • grid-side currents
  • AC voltages
  • grid voltage harmonics
  • Voltage control
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Damping
  • Frequency control
  • Current control
  • Resonant frequency
  • Pulse width modulation
  • Grid-side current control
  • notch filter
  • harmonic rejection


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