Performance improvement of simplified synchronous generators using an active power filter

Al Hussein Abu-Jalala, Tom Cox, Chris Gerada, Mohamed Rashed, Tahar Hamiti, Neil Brown

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Abstract

Active power filters (APF) are used to improve power quality and are commonly connected in parallel with the load at the point of common coupling (PCC). They are used to compensate for harmonics from nonlinear loads, for reactive power compensation and/or balancing mains currents. This paper will investigate the effect of using an APF to improve the output power quality of a simplified synchronous generator (SSG) with distorted back-EMF. The work will further investigate the use of an APF in parallel to improve the transient response of synchronous generator without damper bars, in order to control the dynamic response from a sudden change in the connected load. Using an APF, simulation results show significant improvements in both generator output current quality and transient response to load step changes without damper bars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1845-1849
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029983
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017 - Cincinnati, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati
Period1/10/175/10/17

Keywords

  • Active power filter
  • Damper bars
  • Finite element analysis
  • Four legs converter
  • Skewless generator
  • Synchronous generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Control and Optimization

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