IJREE – Volume 4 Issue 1 Paper 2


Author’s Name :  Rajesh Sulluru | G Ravindra Reddy | V Suresh

Volume 04 Issue 01  Year 2017  ISSN No: 2349-2503  Page no: 6-11



Integration of wind energy sources into the distribution grid disturbs the voltage profile that could be stabilized through the grid reinforcement or limiting the active power injection. Furthermore a multilevel control strategy was proposed for three-phase three-level grid-connected converter based wind energy system, where the external level controller was responsible to determine the active and reactive power interchange to grid. However, an increase in the number of levels of the conventional multilevel converters increases the complexity in controlling the voltage across the dc-link capacitors of Neutral point clamped converter; the capacitors of the flying capacitor (FC) converter and the number of isolated power supplies of the cascaded H-bridge converter. A hybrid five level multilevel converter referred as FC based active-neutral-point-clamped (ANPC) converter is considered.  The redundant switching states of the FC based five-level ANPC converter are consumed to control the voltage across FC and the dc-link capacitor voltages which is achieved by simplifying the modulation of the converter. The proposed FC control strategy provides extra choice to regulate the dc-link capacitor voltages with dc offset injection technique. Simulation results are provided to verify the performance of the converter for medium voltage applications.


Multilevel Inverter,Modulation Techniques,Flying Capacitor based Active Neutral Point Clamped converter,Matlab Simulation Results


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