Modeling and analysis of a DC current compensator in distribution power lines

Giampaolo Buticchi, Luca Consolini, Carlo Concari, Emilio Lorenzani

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Abstract

In electrical grids, the widespread connection of power converters and non-linear loads caused the emergence of problems related to power quality. In particular, one important issue is the generation of DC current components. This phenomenon has various detrimental effects on the power distribution transformers, such as increased harmonic distortion, increased power losses, and possible damage due to consequent overheating. This paper proposes an analysis and modeling of a simple control system composed of a power converter and a DC voltage sensor, aimed at compensating the DC current component flowing in the grid. The proposed model allows to investigate the stability of the DC current compensation strategy. The simplified model was experimentally validated through the construction of a suitable test bed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings
Pages2015-2021
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 201122 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition: Energy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period17/09/1122/09/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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