An active power filter based on a three-level inverter and 3D-SVPWM for selective harmonic and reactive compensation

José Luis Monroy-Morales, David Campos-Gaona, Máximo Hernández-Ángeles, Rafael Peña-Alzola, José Leonardo Guardado-Zavala

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    Abstract

    Active Power Filters (APFs) have been used for reducing waveform distortion and improving power quality. However, this function can be improved by means of a selective harmonic compensation. Since an APF has rating restrictions, it is convenient to have the option of selecting an individual or a set of particular harmonics in order to compensate and apply the total APF capabilities to eliminate these harmonics, in particular those with a greater impact on the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). This paper presents the development of a new APF prototype based on a three-phase three-level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) inverter with selective harmonic compensation capabilities and reactive power compensation. The selective harmonic compensation approach uses several Synchronous Rotating Frames (SRF), to detect and control individual or a set of harmonics using d and q variables. The APF includes a Three-Dimensional Space Vector Modulator (3D-SVPWM) in order to generate the compensation currents. Because of its multilevel topology, the proposed active power filter can be used in diverse power quality applications at sub-transmission and distribution voltage levels. Simulation and experimental results are shown to validate the proposed solution and assess the prototype performance in different scenarios.

    LanguageEnglish
    Article number297
    Pages1-23
    Number of pages23
    JournalEnergies
    Volume10
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2017

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    Active Power Filter
    Inverter
    Harmonic
    Power quality
    Power Quality
    Harmonic distortion
    Vector spaces
    Prototype
    Reactive power
    Modulators
    Modulator
    Topology
    Compensation and Redress
    Waveform
    Vector space
    Rotating
    Eliminate
    Electric potential
    Voltage
    Restriction

    Keywords

    • active power filters
    • neutral point clamped
    • selective harmonic compensation
    • synchronous rotatory frames

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    Monroy-Morales, J. L., Campos-Gaona, D., Hernández-Ángeles, M., Peña-Alzola, R., & Guardado-Zavala, J. L. (2017). An active power filter based on a three-level inverter and 3D-SVPWM for selective harmonic and reactive compensation. Energies, 10(3), 1-23. [297]. https://doi.org/10.3390/en10030297
    Monroy-Morales, José Luis ; Campos-Gaona, David ; Hernández-Ángeles, Máximo ; Peña-Alzola, Rafael ; Guardado-Zavala, José Leonardo. / An active power filter based on a three-level inverter and 3D-SVPWM for selective harmonic and reactive compensation. In: Energies. 2017 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 1-23.
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