Application of power electronics in improving power quality and supply efficiency of AC traction networks

Perin, Igor, Nussey, Peter F., Cella, Umberto M., Tran, Truc V., & Walker, Geoffrey R. (2015) Application of power electronics in improving power quality and supply efficiency of AC traction networks. In 11th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS 2015), IEEE, Hilton Sydney Hotel, Sydney, NSW, pp. 1086-1094.

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Abstract

Major advances in power electronics during recent years have prompted considerable interest within the traction community. The capability of new technologies to reduce the AC railway networks' effect on power quality and improve their supply efficiency is expected to significantly decrease the cost of electric rail supply systems. Of particular interest are Static Frequency Converter (SFC), Rail Power Conditioner (RPC), High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) solutions. Substantial impacts on future feasibility of railway electrification are anticipated. Aurizon, Australia's largest heavy haul railway operator, has recently commissioned the world's first 50Hz/50Hz SFC installation and is currently investigating SFC, RPC, HVDC and ESS solutions. This paper presents a summary of current and emerging technologies with a particular focus on the potential techno-economic benefits.

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ID Code: 89519
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: power electronics;power supply quality;railway electrification;traction power supplies;AC railway networks;AC traction networks;ESS solutions;HVDC;RPC;SFC;electric rail supply systems;energy storage systems;high voltage direct current;power electronics;po
DOI: 10.1109/PEDS.2015.7203421
ISBN: 9781479944026
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Industrial Electronics (090603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 IEEE
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2015 02:07
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 02:12

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