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Methods to Mitigate Harmonics in Residential Power Distribution Systems

  • Author / Creator
    Bagheri, Pooya
  • The excessive waveform distortions in the present power distribution systems are produced mainly by the large number of residential loads. Such distributed sources of harmonics cannot be easily treated by the traditional mitigation methods, which have been commonly applied for concentrated and easily detectable industrial distorting loads. This thesis presents new harmonic mitigation techniques necessary for managing this new situation. The proposed strategies are supported by several analytical and simulation studies. Different options for both active and passive centralized and distributed filters are investigated and compared to determine their different technical and economic aspects. Overall, the results of extensive studies confirm that the novel zero-sequence harmonic filter and the new scheme of the low-voltage distributed active filters introduced in this thesis are promising solutions for the increasing harmonic problems in residential feeders.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3JH2R
  • License
    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.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Energy Systems
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Xu, Wilsun (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Li, Yunwei (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Xu, Wilsun (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Dinavahi, Venkata (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)