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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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number297
Pages (from-to)1-23
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, 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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