Improved Accuracy Average Value Models of Modular Multilevel Converters

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  • Authors:
  • A. Beddard
  • C. E. Sheridan
  • M. Barnes
  • T. C. Green


Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) have become the converter topology of choice for VSC-HVDC systems. Excellent work has previously been conducted to develop much needed Average Value Models (AVM) for these complex converters, however there a number of limitations as highlighted in this paper. This work builds on the existing models, proposing numerous modifications and resulting in an enhanced MMC-AVM which is significantly more accurate and which can be used for a wider range of studies, including DC faults.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2260-2269
JournalI E E E Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number5
Early online dateMay 2016
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

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