An improved method for determining contribution of utility and customer harmonic distortions in a power distribution system

M. Farhoodnea, Azah Mohamed, H. Shareef, R. A. Jabbar Khan

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Abstract

This paper presents an improved method for determining the share of harmonic distortion generated by utility and customer in a distribution system. The method is based on a Norton equivalent circuit to represent the whole system, modeling the customer side with RLC components by using measured voltage and current at the point of common coupling (PCC). The proposed method evaluates the contribution of harmonic voltage and current distortion, which may appear from utility and customer sides of the system. Several case studies have been made to verify the accuracy of the method in determining the share of utility and customer harmonic distortions. Results showed that the proposed method can accurately determine harmonic contributions of utility and customer sides for measurement made at the PCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-215
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal on Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Harmonic distortion
  • Harmonic source location
  • Power quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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