A Novel Load Compensation Algorithm under Unbalanced and Distorted Supply Voltages

K. Karthikeyan 1  and Mahesh Kumar Mishra 2
  • 1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (India)
  • 2 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (India)

In this paper, a novel control algorithm is proposed to compensate the unbalanced and non-linear loads in a three-phase four-wire system using active power filters. The algorithm results in balanced and sinusoidal source currents under unbalanced and distorted three-phase supply voltages. The algorithm makes use of the positive sequence extraction of the supply voltage and the theory of instantaneous symmetrical components. To illustrate the concept, a three-phase four-wire system with unbalanced and non-linear load is considered for compensation. The detailed simulation and experimental results are presented to validate the proposed method.

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