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Advances in Power Electronics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 591680, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/591680
Review Article

Harmonic Mitigation Techniques Applied to Power Distribution Networks

Faculty of Engineering, Sohar University, P.O. Box 44, 311 Sohar, Oman

Received 30 July 2012; Revised 20 January 2013; Accepted 21 January 2013

Academic Editor: Hadi Y. Kanaan

Copyright © 2013 Hussein A. Kazem. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A growing number of harmonic mitigation techniques are now available including active and passive methods, and the selection of the best-suited technique for a particular case can be a complicated decision-making process. The performance of some of these techniques is largely dependent on system conditions, while others require extensive system analysis to prevent resonance problems and capacitor failure. A classification of the various available harmonic mitigation techniques is presented in this paper aimed at presenting a review of harmonic mitigation methods to researchers, designers, and engineers dealing with power distribution systems.