Derating active power filters considering network and bus voltage total harmonic distortions

Sara Deilami, Mohammad A. S. Masoum, Moayed Moghbel

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Abstract

The most practiced and acceptable approach to improve the power quality of distorted distribution networks is to install active power filters (APFs) at the point of common couplings (PCCs) of nonlinear loads. This approach has proven to be very effective since APFs fully compensate for the injected current harmonics at the PCCs that will effectively result in negligible voltage total harmonic distortion (THDv) of the entire network. The main drawback of APFs is that they are relatively expensive and not feasible for small facilities. This paper proposes a simple and practical approach for reducing the cost of APFs by derating them under the worst operating condition. The idea is instead of designing APFs to completely eliminate the injected current harmonics at their PCCs, reduce their ratings such that the overall network THDv is within permissible limit recommended by the power quality standards. Simulation results are presented and compared for the distorted IEEE 31 bus 23kV network without and with APFs considering different levels of filter deratings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC)
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509023202, 9781509023196
ISBN (Print)9781509023219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

Other

Other16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period7/06/1610/06/16

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