Special Issue "New Topologies of Voltage Source Converters and Current Source Converters for Integration of Fast EV Charging Stations within Smart Grids"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Electric Vehicles".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marek Adamowicz
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Department of Electrical Drive Automation and Energy Conversion, Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Gabriela Narutowicza Str. 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland.
Interests: smart grid; power electronics; electrical engineering; power systems analysis; power systems simulation; power converters; inverters; renewable energy technologies; electric vehicles, photovoltaic (PV) systems; impedance-source converters; power electronic transformers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions for a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of "New topologies of voltage source converters and current source converters for integration of fast EV charging stations within smart grids". Over the past few years, the integration of the fast EV charging stations have been increased rapidly in the low-voltage (LV) distribution networks. The desired features of power electronic converters interfacing fast EV charging stations to LV grids  include: being compact, reliable, and efficient, having a fast transient response, low-device stress, low-voltage distortion, being stable, characterizing reliable power transfer with low noise and reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI). This Special Issue will focus on voltage source converters and current source converters for integration of fast EV charging stations within smart grids. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

- wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor voltage source and current source converters for integration of fast EV charging stations within smart grids,

- power electronic voltage regulators (PEVR) for LV and MV grids with a high penetration of fast EV charging stations,

- modulation strategies and EMC design for mitigation of common mode (CM) currents/electromagnetic interference (EMI) of power electronic converters interfacing fast EV charging stations with LV and MV grids,

- cooperation of fast EV charging stations with renewable energy sources and energy storages.

Dr. Marek Adamowicz
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • fast EV charging stations
  • smart grids
  • voltage source converters
  • current source converters
  • wide bandgap semiconductors
  • electromagnetuc interference (EMI).

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A Novel Three-Phase Current Source Rectifier Based on an Asymmetrical Structure to Reduce Stress on Semiconductor Devices
Energies 2020, 13(13), 3331; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13133331 - 30 Jun 2020
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This paper presents a novel three-phase current source rectifier (CSR) for AC/DC step-down voltage conversion to reduce voltage and current stress. The proposed converter features an asymmetrical connection between upper and lower arms compared with conventional CSRs, but has the same number of [...] Read more.
This paper presents a novel three-phase current source rectifier (CSR) for AC/DC step-down voltage conversion to reduce voltage and current stress. The proposed converter features an asymmetrical connection between upper and lower arms compared with conventional CSRs, but has the same number of devices. With the proposed asymmetrical structure and modified space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) scheme, half of transistors only need to withstand half of the line-to-line voltage rather than the full line-to-line voltage, and its DC link current can be shared by multiple switches in freewheeling periods. Therefore, it is able to bring about a significant reduction in voltage and current stress, allowing for an improvement in the converter without additional cost. The topological structure, operation principles, and comparative analysis are specifically presented. Finally, an experimental prototype is built up to verify the performance of the proposed converter. Full article
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