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Advanced Power Conditioning System Technologies for High-Megawatt Fuel Cell Power Plants

Published

Author(s)

Allen R. Hefner Jr.

Abstract

High-megawatt Power Conditioning Systems (PCSs) are required to convert the low-voltage produced by fuel cell modules in central station scale plants to the very much higher voltage levels required for delivery to the grid. As part of a NIST/DOE Interagency Agreement, advanced PCS architectures, circuit topologies, and component technologies are being eval((uated to identify technologies requiring development to meet the fuel cell power plant PCS cost goals of $40-$100/kW. In addition, several industry, government, and university programs are being initiated to, in part, support these fuel cell power plant PCS goals.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) General Meeting
Conference Dates
July 20-24, 2008
Conference Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Title
2008 IEEE Power Engineering Society

Keywords

SECA, Fuel Cell, Power Conditioning System

Citation

Hefner, A. (2008), Advanced Power Conditioning System Technologies for High-Megawatt Fuel Cell Power Plants, Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) General Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32843 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created July 1, 2008, Updated January 27, 2020