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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6384390, 8 pages
Research Article

New Application’s Approach to Unified Power Quality Conditioners for Mitigation of Surge Voltages

1Universidad Católica de Manizales and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
2Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales, Colombia
3Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellin, Colombia

Received 5 November 2015; Accepted 5 May 2016

Academic Editor: Raj Senani

Copyright © 2016 Yeison Alberto Garcés Gomez et al. 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.


This paper outlines a new approach for the compensation of power systems presented through the use of a unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) which compensates impulsive and oscillatory electromagnetic transients. The newly proposed control technique involves a dual analysis of the UPQC where the parallel compensator is modelled as a sinusoidal controlled voltage source, while the series compensator is modelled as a sinusoidal controlled current source, opposed to the traditional approach where the parallel and series compensators are modelled as current and voltage nonsinusoidal sources, respectively. Also a new compensation algorithm is proposed through the application of the theory of generalized reactive power; this is then compared with the theory of active and reactive instantaneous power, or theory. The results are presented by means of simulations in MATLAB-Simulink®.