Harmonic mitigation in distribution networks with high penetration of converter-connected DG

Piyadanai Pachanapan, Adam Dysko, Olimpo Anaya-Lara, Kwok Lo

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It is acknowledged that Distributed Generation, in spite of the benefits that it provides, causes harmonics problems due to the power converter interfaces. In this paper, a generic approach is adopted to reduce the harmonic injection from converter-connected DG units, using a phase-shifting technique. By changing the vector group between transformers that connect with either converter-connected DG or non-linear loads is operated off-line for a self-harmonic cancellation, without modifying the existing converter unit. The case study is based on the typical 17 bus, Dutch medium voltage (MV) network implemented in DIgSILENT PowerFactory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE PES Trondheim PowerTech 2011
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8419-5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2011
EventIEEE PES Trondheim PowerTech 2011 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 19 Jun 201123 Jun 2011


ConferenceIEEE PES Trondheim PowerTech 2011


  • harmonic analysis
  • windings
  • harmonic distortion
  • switching frequency
  • power harmonic filters
  • load modeling


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