A Harmonic Mitigation Scheme by Micro-APF for Residential Distributed Systems

  • Author / Creator
  • The proliferation of power-electronic-based modern residential loads can produce excessive voltage and current waveform distortions in residential power distribution systems. With their unique advantages such as flexible control and dynamic compensation over traditional passive power filters (PPFs), active power filters (APFs) have become one of the most effective means to suppress harmonics and eliminate distortion in modern distribution systems. The existing application of distributed APFs has been limited to the installations in the primary feeder and all the design issues were not considered. In this thesis, a Micro-APF scheme is proposed to address the harmonic mitigation for residential systems. Unlike the traditional MV APFs, this novel LV distributed APF can be installed at the secondary side of service transformers or even at one of the customers’ houses. This thesis mainly discusses some design issues for the proposed Micro-APF.

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  • Degree
    Master of Science
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Energy Systems
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Li, Yunwei (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Xu, Wilsun (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Kumar, Amit (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Khajehoddin, S.Ali (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Xu, Wilsun (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Li, Yunwei (Electrical and Computer Engineering)