Comparative Study of Different Methods of Active Power Compensation

Comparative Study of Different Methods of Active Power Compensation

L. Benyettou T. Benslimane  O. Abdelkhalek 

Laboratory of Electrical Engineering, University of M’sila, Algeria

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Béchar, Algeria BP-166 University of M’Sila, M’Sila 28000, Algeria

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5 January 2017
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15 February 2017
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Shunt Active Filter generates the reference current that must be provided by the power filter to compensate harmonic currents demanded by the load. This paper presents different types of methods for real time regeneration of compensating current for harmonic mitigation. Several methods including instantaneous real and reactive power theory have been proposed for extracting the harmonic content. This paper presents a different modification based on the same principle and compares its performances with sinusoidal source and balanced load condition. The Modified SRF method called, in this paper, Filtered Modified Reference Frame Method, because it uses filters and is based on the modified reference frame method. The performance of Shunt Active Power Filter in terms of THD (Total Harmonic distortion) of voltage and current is achieved with in the IEEE 519 Standard. The comparison of all methods is based on the theoretical analysis and simulation results obtained with MATLAB/SIMULINK.


Parallel active filter, Extraction methods of harmonics, MVF, Control PWM, Control hysteresis.

1. Introduction
2. Parallel Structure of an Active Filter
3. Calculation of Current Harmonics
4. Current Control by Hysteresis
5. Current Control by PWM
6. Simulation of Results
7. Results Interpretation
8. Conclusion

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