The field population of power electronics loads continues to grow. Most such loads, including motor drives, computer power supplies, and even compact fluorescent lighting "isolate" the load dynamics from the utility grid. When isolated these loads enforce local constant power behavior, which can de-stabilize a weak power system. One method to mitigate the effects of constant power loads is the use of active dynamic power buffers. This paper reviews the power buffer concept, and presents dc-dc converter control methods and considerations to implement an active power buffer.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, COMPEL
|Published - 2004
|Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, COMPEL'04 - Urbana, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2004 → Aug 18 2004
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Engineering