Development of a capacitor-less D-STATCOM for power quality improvement in low voltage network

Wesam Rohouma, Robert S. Balog, Aaqib Ahmad Peerzada, Miroslav M. Begovic

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Abstract

Ensuring high power quality (PQ) is becoming an increasingly important task as the number of power quality sensitive loads increases. Mitigating power quality problems and providing the required compensation locally within the distribution network (near the source of the problem) reduces the total system losses and other undesirable effects caused with the reactive current flow in the electrical network. In this paper, a three-phase capacitorless matrix converter (MC) has been employed as a distribution-system static compensator (D-STATCOM) to provide reactive power compensation in the low voltage distribution network. To achieve a long service life, energy is stored in chokes instead of capacitors. The inductive-loaded D-STATCOM is controlled using model predictive control (MPC) to supply reactive power to the distribution network. To verify the proposed approach, experimental studies were performed and the results obtained from 7. 5KVA test prototype showed the effectiveness of the proposed technology in reactive power compensation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2019 - Sonderborg, Denmark
Duration: 23 Apr 201925 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2019

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2019
CountryDenmark
CitySonderborg
Period23/4/1925/4/19

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Keywords

  • D-STATCOM
  • DSPACE
  • Matrix Converter
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Reactive power compensation
  • Scalexio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Rohouma, W., Balog, R. S., Peerzada, A. A., & Begovic, M. M. (2019). Development of a capacitor-less D-STATCOM for power quality improvement in low voltage network. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2019 [8862419] (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2019.8862419