International Journal of Advancements in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Author(s) : R.S.UDGAVE, Y. R. ATRE
Recently wide spread of power electronic equipment has caused an increase of the harmonic disturbances in the power systems. The nonlinear loads draw harmonic and reactive power components of current from ac mains. Current harmonics generated by nonlinear loads such as adjustable speed drives, static power supplies and UPS. Thus a perfect compensator is required to avoid the consequences due to harmonics. To overcome problems due to harmonics, Shunt Active Power Filter (SAPF) has been considered extensively. SAPF has better harmonic compensation than the other approaches used for solving the harmonic related problems. The performance of the SAPF depends upon different control strategies. This paper present three-phase active filter to improve power quality. The active power filter (APF) is implemented with PWM based current controlled voltage source inverter (VSI). This VSI switching signals are generated throughl hysteresis current controller (HCC). The hysteresis band current controller determines the switching signals of the APF, and the algorithm based on instantaneous real active and reactive power method (p-q) theory is used to determine the suitable current reference signals.The shunt APLC system is modeled and simulated in the MATLAB Simulink environment. The simulation results reveal that the active power filter is effectively compensating the current harmonics and reactive power at point of common coupling. The active power line conditioner system is in compliance with IEEE 519 and IEC 61000-3 recommended harmonic standards.