Operation of the unified power controller as harmonic isolator
Enslin, Johan H. R.
The Unified Power Controller (UPC) is a tool in the implementation of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS). It provides for the equivalent of static VAr compensation and series injection using back-to-back force commutated converters. This paper proposes a control strategy to extend UPC operation to allow for the isolation of harmonics due to non-linear loads. Simulation results based on the Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) are used to illustrate device performance in a power system environment. Experimental results based on a single phase laboratory implementation verify the proposed control algorithm.
Algorithms, Computer simulation, Electric commutation, Electric converters, Electric loads, Electric power transmission, Electric variables control, Equivalent circuits, Reactive power, Transients, Electromagnetic transients program, Flexible AC transmission systems, Harmonic isolator, Unified power controller, Power control
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