The paper covers the main aspects of designing a low voltage three-phase PWM rectifier for bidirectional AC/DC power flow with unity power factor. A model in Matlab/Simulink environment has been built for a 10kW active rectifier with an LCL filter connected to grid side of the rectifier. The primary goal of the model is to achieve low grid current harmonic content for frequency ranges described in worldwide applicable standards and above. LCL filter parameter design procedure is described in the paper and implemented in the rectifier model to achieve a better power quality with limitations in passive element size. A simple “p-q” theory-based voltage oriented control algorithm is used in the model and described in the present paper. Model performance is characterised by dynamic response, stability and grid parameters during simulation. The simulation results demonstrate that the modelled rectifier system is stable and the grid current harmonic content is low both in the low-and high-frequency ranges.
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