Chapter 16

IGBT Applications

Power Transmission


High-voltage DC power transmission over long distances has been used for a long time. During the last 10 years, the current source thyristor-based topology has been replaced with voltage source insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT)-based topology due to the availability of modules with sufficient ratings. For the transmission of power over shorter distances, high-voltage AC power transmission is preferable. These networks require static VAR compensation performed by using IGBTs to inject reactive power into the network. The SVC Light concept using IGBTs is described. The transmission of power from offshore wind farms using IGBTs is also discussed here. Premium quality power parks that use ...

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