Welcome to Modular Multilevel Converters MMC

Description: MMC has been established as the technology of choice for HVDC, large utility scale STATCOM and Multi-MW drives. This course will present the fundamentals, dynamics, modelling and simulation, modulation, control and balancing as well as control under unbalanced grid. Control and operation challenges for MMC application in HVDC and STATCOM will be presented. The course structure is:

Day 1: MMC fundamentals, topologies and design

Day 2: Modulation and individual capacitor balancing

Day 3: Control and arm balancing

Day 4 Applications of MMC (HVDC, STATCOM)

Around 40 % of the time will be spent in exercises using PLECS (or optional Simulink) models. A demonstration of several MMC applications will be organized in the state of the art MMC Laboratory

Reference material: Design, Control, and Application of Modular Multilevel Converters for HVDC Transmission Systems, by Kamran Sharifabadi, Lennart Harnefors, Hans-Peter Nee, Staffan Norrga, Remus Teodorescu, ISBN: 978-1-118-85156-2 .

Prerequisites: Power Electronics, PLECS or Matlab/Simulink

Form of evaluation: Assignment report

Link: http://www.et.aau.dk/phd/phd-courses/

Organizer: Professor Remus Teodorescu, e-mail: ret@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Remus Teodorescu, ret@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University and Associate Professor Sanjay Chaudhary, skc@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University


Time: 25-28 November 2019

Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstraede 103, room 4.112

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 4 November 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.