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The Three-Phase Power Router and Its Operation with Matrix Converter toward Smart-Grid Applications

Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
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Energies 2015, 8(4), 3034-3046; https://doi.org/10.3390/en8043034
Received: 17 December 2014 / Revised: 22 March 2015 / Accepted: 2 April 2015 / Published: 17 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrical Power and Energy Systems for Transportation Applications)
A power router has been recently developed for both AC and DC applications that has the potential for smart-grid applications. This study focuses on three-phase power switching through the development of an experimental setup which consists of a three-phase direct AC/AC matrix converter with a power router attached to its output. Various experimental switching scenarios with the loads connected to different input sources were investigated. The crescent introduction of decentralized power generators throughout the power-grid obligates us to take measurements for a better distribution and management of the power. Power routers and matrix converters have great potential to succeed this goal with the help of power electronics devices. In this paper, a novel experimental three-phase power switching was achieved and the advantages of this operation are presented, such as on-demand and constant power supply at the desired loads. View Full-Text
Keywords: power router; matrix converter; smart-grid; three-phase switching; power electronics power router; matrix converter; smart-grid; three-phase switching; power electronics
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Kordonis, A.; Takahashi, R.; Nishihara, D.; Hikihara, T. The Three-Phase Power Router and Its Operation with Matrix Converter toward Smart-Grid Applications. Energies 2015, 8, 3034-3046.

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