A Novel Multilevel Converter Used For Three Phase STATCOM under Unbalanced Load

Balikci A., AKPINAR E.

International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics / Electromotion Joint Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 September 2011, pp.158-163 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-163
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, multi-level cascaded Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) is proposed using a novel converter having reduced number of switches. STATCOM is analyzed by using DSP and Matlab, interactively. The level shifted carrier based SPWM method, instantaneous single phase active (P) and reactive (Q) power algorithms are applied to control this converters. The performance of STATCOM is investigated for unbalanced reactive load conditions. The simulation results of Matlab alone and Matlab interactively operated with DSP TMS320F28335 are presented.