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Power quality improvement of synchronous generators using an active power filter

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

Authors

Al-Hussein Abu-Jalala

Tom Cox T.Cox@nottingham.ac.uk

Chris Gerada

Mohamed Rashed mohamed.rashed@nottingham.ac.uk

Tahar Hamiti

Neil Brown



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. A Matlab Simulink model for the SSG is built to simulate all the system, the APF and the proposed generator. Using an APF, simulation and experimental results show significant improvements in generator output current and reduced the THD in the system.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 19, 2018
Print ISSN 0093-9994
Electronic ISSN 1939-9367
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Abu-Jalala, A., Cox, T., Gerada, C., Rashed, M., Hamiti, T., & Brown, N. (2018). Power quality improvement of synchronous generators using an active power filter. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, doi:10.1109/TIA.2018.2828789. ISSN 0093-9994
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2018.2828789
Keywords Synchronous generator, Skewless generator, Active power filter, Four-leg converter
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8341736/
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