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An approach for current balancing in distribution networks with rooftop PVs

Shahnia, Farhad, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard, & Zare, Firuz (2012) An approach for current balancing in distribution networks with rooftop PVs. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting,, IEEE, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Current unbalance is a significant power quality problem in distribution networks. This problem increases further with the increased penetration of single-phase photovoltaic cells. In this paper, a new approach is developed for current unbalance reduction in medium voltage distribution networks. The method is based on utilization of three single-phase voltage source converters connected in delta configuration between the phases. Each converter is controlled to function as a varying capacitor. The combination of the load and the compensator will result in a balanced load with unity power factor. The efficacy of the proposed current unbalance reduction concept is verified through dynamic simulations in PSCAD/EMTDC.

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ID Code: 53183
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Current Unbalance, Distribution Network, Voltage Source Converter.
DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345227
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2727-5
Subjects: 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 2012 IEEE
Copyright Statement: This work has been submitted to the IEEE for possible publication. Copyright may be transferred without notice, after which this version may no longer be accessible
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2012 08:29
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 04:56

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