A single-phase D-STATCOM inverter for distributed energy sources.

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dc.contributor.author Tareila, Colin P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-10T20:34:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-10T20:34:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/11996
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents the design of a multilevel D-STATCOM inverter for small to mid-size (10–20 kW) permanent-magnet wind or solar installations. The proposed inverter can actively regulate the reactive power on individual feeder lines at a programmable output while providing the variable output power of the renewable energy source. The aim is to provide utilities with distributive control of VAR compensation and power factor correction on feeder lines. The designed inverter utilizes a 5-level hybrid-clamped multilevel voltage-source converter topology and uses the optimized harmonic stepped waveform technique for harmonic elimination. The topology allows for the separation of active and reactive power control and the ability to operate under any load conditions. Reactive power is controlled by the modulation index and active power is controlled by the phase angle. Simulations and validation of the proposed inverter were carried out using MATLAB/Simulink and SimPowerSystems toolboxes. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Electric Power Affiliates Program, Research supported under subcontract XEE-8-77561 from DOE/NREL en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject STATCOM en_US
dc.subject D-STATCOM
dc.subject Inverter
dc.subject Multilevel
dc.title A single-phase D-STATCOM inverter for distributed energy sources. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Ruth D. Miller en_US
dc.subject.umi Electrical Engineering (0544) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US

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