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Advances in Electrical Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 392187, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/392187
Research Article

Performance Analysis of a Shunt Compensator Controlled Using Modified Synchronous Reference Theory

Department of Electrical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, Delhi 110042, India

Received 15 April 2014; Revised 2 July 2014; Accepted 2 July 2014; Published 7 August 2014

Academic Editor: José R. C. Piqueira

Copyright © 2014 Alka Singh. 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

This paper deals with the control of distribution energy resource (DER) connected to a grid connected system feeding nonlinear loads. The DER is controlled to provide power quality improvement capabilities, namely, power factor correction, harmonic reduction, and load balancing. The developed controller is based on modification of synchronous reference theory. It possesses unique features such as filtration and fundamental voltage extraction from the polluted grid voltages to eliminate harmonics and unbalance. Additionally, the control is implemented over the square of DC link voltage. The distributed generation source is realized as a voltage source converter. Both simulation and experimental results prove the effectiveness of control algorithm with nonlinear loads. The control algorithm works well for power factor correction, harmonic reduction, and operation under unbalanced load condition. The dynamics of the system under load change and load unbalancing are well depicted.