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Simulation of Dynamic Voltage Restorer Using Embedded Z Source Inverter


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1 Sathyabama University, Chennai, India
2 Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai, India
     

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Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) is one of the custom power devices that are used as an effective solution for the protection of sensitive loads against voltage disturbances in power distribution system. The efficiency of the DVR depends on the performance of the efficiency control technique involved in switching the inverters. Z-source inverters are recent topological options proposed for buck–boost energy conversion with a number of possible voltage- and current-type circuitries. Common feature noted is their inclusion of an LC impedance network, placed between the dc input source and inverter bridge. This impedance network allows the output end of a voltage-type Z-source inverter to be shorted for voltage boosting without causing a large current flow and the terminal current of a current-type inverter to be interrupted for current boosting without introducing over voltage oscillations to the system. Therefore, Z-source inverters are, in effect, safer and less complex and can be implemented using only passive elements with no additional active semiconductor needed. Believing in the prospects of Z-source inverters, this paper contributes by introducing a new family of embedded Z-source inverters that can produce the same gain as the Z-source inverters but with smoother and smaller current/voltage maintained across the dc input source and within the impedance network. . Simulation results are presented to illustrate and understand the performances of DVR with IEEE 30 -bus system in supporting load voltages under voltage sags conditions.

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DVR, Z-Source Inverter, Power Quality.
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S. Deepa
Sathyabama University, Chennai, India
S. Rajapandian
Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai, India

Abstract


Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) is one of the custom power devices that are used as an effective solution for the protection of sensitive loads against voltage disturbances in power distribution system. The efficiency of the DVR depends on the performance of the efficiency control technique involved in switching the inverters. Z-source inverters are recent topological options proposed for buck–boost energy conversion with a number of possible voltage- and current-type circuitries. Common feature noted is their inclusion of an LC impedance network, placed between the dc input source and inverter bridge. This impedance network allows the output end of a voltage-type Z-source inverter to be shorted for voltage boosting without causing a large current flow and the terminal current of a current-type inverter to be interrupted for current boosting without introducing over voltage oscillations to the system. Therefore, Z-source inverters are, in effect, safer and less complex and can be implemented using only passive elements with no additional active semiconductor needed. Believing in the prospects of Z-source inverters, this paper contributes by introducing a new family of embedded Z-source inverters that can produce the same gain as the Z-source inverters but with smoother and smaller current/voltage maintained across the dc input source and within the impedance network. . Simulation results are presented to illustrate and understand the performances of DVR with IEEE 30 -bus system in supporting load voltages under voltage sags conditions.

Keywords


DVR, Z-Source Inverter, Power Quality.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.36039/ciitaas%2F3%2F4%2F2011%2F106976.178-183