Harmonic impedance and harmonic source determination based on field measurements

  • Author / Creator
    Nino Hernandez, Edwin Enrique
  • Harmonic impedance characterizes the voltage response of a power system when it is subjected to the influence of high-frequency currents. The impedance is a key parameter of a power network and must be known to diagnose power system problems caused by high-frequency disturbances and to design disturbance-mitigation measures. Unfortunately, determining an operating power system’s harmonic impedances is very difficult; they must be measured when the system is energized. In fact, how to measure a power system’s high-frequency impedances has been a challenging and frequent research topic in the power engineering field. This thesis presents a measurement methodology that can determine the harmonic impedances and sources at both sides of utility-customer interface. This methodology is applicable to single-phase three-wire systems under energized conditions. A potential application of the method is to determine the harmonic contributions of the supply system and its customers at the interface points.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Xu, Wilsun (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Chen, Tongwen (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
    • Buro, Michael (Computing Science)