Enhanced Predictive Current Control of Three-Phase Grid-Tied Reversible Converters with Improved Switching Patterns

Energies. 2016;9(1):41 DOI 10.3390/en9010041


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Journal Title: Energies

ISSN: 1996-1073 (Print)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: Technology

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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Zhanfeng Song (Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 30072, China)
Yanjun Tian (Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg 9220, Denmark)
Zhe Chen (Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg 9220, Denmark)
Yanting Hu (Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Chester, Chester CH1 4BJ, UK)


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Abstract | Full Text

A predictive current control strategy can realize flexible regulation of three-phase grid-tied converters based on system behaviour prediction and cost function minimization. However, when the predictive current control strategy with conventional switching patterns is adopted, the predicted duration time for voltage vectors turns out to be negative in some cases, especially under the conditions of bidirectional power flows and transient situations, leading to system performance deteriorations. This paper aims to clarify the real reason for this phenomenon under bidirectional power flows, i.e., rectifier mode and inverter mode, and, furthermore, seeks to propose effective solutions. A detailed analysis of instantaneous current variations under different conditions was conducted. An enhanced predictive current control strategy with improved switching patterns was then proposed. An experimental platform was built based on a commercial converter produced by Danfoss, and moreover, relative experiments were carried out, confirming the superiority of the proposed scheme.