Three-phase, three-wire, five-level cascaded shunt active filter for power conditioning, using two different space vector modulation techniques

A. Massoud, S.J. Finney, Andrew Cruden, B.W. William

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The three-phase, three-wire, five-level cascaded Inverter is used as a medium-voltage shunt active power filter. The capacitor voltage-control technique used as a harmonic current extraction method for the two-level inverter is extended to the five-level shunt active power filter, with a technique proposed for balancing capacitor voltages. Predictive current control based on the supply current (not the active filter current) is employed. Two different space vector modulation (SVM) techniques viz., phase-shifted SVM and hybrid SVM, are used for multilevel inverter pulsewidth-modulation generation. The proposed five-level shunt active power filter is validated by simulation and practically for both modulation techniques. The proposed technique results in the same software and hardware requirements for any m-level inverter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2349-2361
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007



  • active filters
  • capacitors
  • current control
  • inverters
  • medium voltage
  • power conditioning
  • power harmonic filters
  • power system harmonics
  • pulse modulation
  • support vector machines

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