Harmonic impact of different distributed generation units on low voltage distribution system

A. F. Abdul Kadir, A. Mohamed, H. Shareef

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with harmonic impact of different types of distributed generation (DG) units in low voltage distribution systems. This study considers the impact of three types of DG units connected to a power system, a mini hydro synchronous generator, photovoltaic system and double fed induction generator wind turbine. The DG units are modelled using the PSCAD/EMTDC program and simulations are carried out by installing the DG units on the 2 bus and 13 bus distribution systems. The results showed that the voltage total (THDV) harmonic distortion produced in the system depends on factors such as type of DG, its interfaces with the utility system, the number of DG unit and the location of the DG installed in the system. The results also showed that the THDV exceed its harmonic limit of 5% when four DG units of wind turbine type are installed in the distribution system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
Pages1201-1206
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: May 15 2011May 18 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period5/15/115/18/11

Keywords

  • distributed generation
  • double fed induction generator wind turbine
  • harmonic distortion
  • mini hydro synchronous generator
  • photovoltaic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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