Predicting harmonic distortion of multiple converters in a power system

Ivry, P.M. and Oke, O.A. and Thomas, D.W.P. and Sumner, M. (2017) Predicting harmonic distortion of multiple converters in a power system. Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017 . p. 7621413. ISSN 2090-0147

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Various uncertainties arise in the operation and management of power systems containing Renewable Energy Sources (RES) that affect the systems power quality. These uncertainties may arise due to system parameter changes or design parameter choice. In this work, the impact of uncertainties on the prediction of harmonics in a power system containing multiple Voltage Source Converters (VSCs) is investigated. The study focuses on the prediction of harmonic distortion level in multiple VSCs when some system or design parameters are only known within certain constraints. The Univariate Dimension Reduction (UDR) method was utilized in this study as an efficient predictive tool for the level of harmonic distortion of the VSCs measured at the Point of Common Coupling (PCC) to the grid. Two case studies were considered and the UDR technique was also experimentally validated. The obtained results were compared with that of the Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) results.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Harmonics, Monte Carlo Simulation, Power Quality, Total Harmonic Distortion, Uncertainty, Univariate Dimension Reduction, Unscented Transform, Voltage Source Converters
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1155/2017/7621413
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 11:21
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 12:18

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