Unified power quality control based microgrid for power quality enhancement using various controlling techniques

Mythreyee Madhavan, Nalini Anandan


This research analyses the introduction of unified power quality control (UPQC) to mitigate the power quality problems, which is caused by using power electronics devices. In this article, the challenges in power quality, the suggested UPQC control approaches that are made by the distributed generation of dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) and static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) with the DC-link. The DVR is a series active power filter (APF) compensator and the STATCOM is a shunt APF compensator. In the meanwhile, DVR compensates voltage related issuesas well as STATCOM provides the needed reactive power supply by load and reducing the current issues associated with the unity power factor. The main objectives of the UPQC to mitigate voltage imbalance, harmonics, negative-sequence current and reactive power. To overcome the PQ issues the multifunction power conditioner is implemented. In addition, several proposed control approaches were employed and compared with series and shunt APFs. In MATLAB/Simulink software is used to illuminate the performance of the control strategies. Finally, the simulation will be evaluated and PQ problems in UPQC will be reduced by various techniques such as unit vector template generation technique (UVTGT), power balancing theory (BPT), proportional integral (PI) control technique and hysteresis control technique.


Compensator; Microgrid; Power quality issues; Series and shunt compensator; Voltage sag and swell; Total harmonic distortion; Unified power quality control

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v29.i1.pp75-84


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