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Harmonic impact of modern residential loads on distribution power system and mitigation solutions

  • Author / Creator
    Wang, Hui
  • The mass penetration of both energy-efficient and consumer electronics into residential houses is introducing a totally new harmonic situation in today’s distribution systems and complicating the mitigation solutions. In order to study the collective effect of today’s distributed harmonic sources, this thesis developed an harmonic load model for residential service transformers and a detailed multi-grounded system model to conduct a system-wide harmonic study. The simulation results are consistent with the field measurements. The evolution of the resultant impacts over the next several years, as affected by the market trends of home appliances, is also determined. Mitigation studies were done from two perspectives. One is the system modifications. Various sensitivity studies were performed and analyzed to clarify which factors are important in terms of harmonic mitigation. Another mitigation study involved a zero sequence filter, whose fundamental theory was studied and effectiveness was tested and verified in simulations.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R38F0T
  • 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
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Wilsun Xu (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Yunwei Li (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Wilsun Xu (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Amit Kumar (Mechanical Engineering)