Current-type Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) evaluation for smart transformer application

Giovanni De Carne, Giampaolo Buticchi, Marco Liserre

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Abstract

The development of power electronics and power systems due to the massive integration of renewable energy sources is challenging the distribution grids. Among several concepts, the Smart Transformer (ST), a solid-state transformer with advanced control and communication capabilities, has been investigated by several researchers. A great challenge of this kind of system is the possibility to test the effectiveness of the physical system under a broad spectrum of operating conditions. For this reason, the Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) concept can be adopted to emulate the behavior of a distribution grid connected to the ST. In this case, because the low-voltage stage of the ST is voltage controlled, the test setup must be current-controlled. In this paper, the current-controlled PHIL setup is analyzed. The theorethical analysis is carried out and preliminary results obtained with the PHIL facilities are presented, highlighting how the current-controlled PHIL can be an effective means to study the ST.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems, IESES 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages529-533
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049745
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2018
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems, IESES 2018 - Hamilton, New Zealand
Duration: 30 Jan 20182 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems, IESES 2018
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems, IESES 2018
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityHamilton
Period30/01/182/02/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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