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Energies 2018, 11(6), 1491; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11061491

Mitigation of Power Quality Issues Due to High Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources in Electric Grid Systems Using Three-Phase APF/STATCOM Technologies: A Review

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Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (PEARL), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Department of Electrical Engineering, International Islamic University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Bahria University, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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School of Software and Electrical Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, VIC 3122, Australia
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School of Engineering, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
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Received: 20 April 2018 / Revised: 13 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published: 7 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems)
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This study summarizes an analytical review on the comparison of three-phase static compensator (STATCOM) and active power filter (APF) inverter topologies and their control schemes using industrial standards and advanced high-power configurations. Transformerless and reduced switch count topologies are the leading technologies in power electronics that aim to reduce system cost and offer the additional benefits of small volumetric size, lightweight and compact structure, and high reliability. A detailed comparison of the topologies, control strategies and implementation structures of grid-connected high-power converters is presented. However, reducing the number of power semiconductor devices, sensors, and control circuits requires complex control strategies. This study focuses on different topological devices, namely, passive filters, shunt and hybrid filters, and STATCOMs, which are typically used for power quality improvement. Additionally, appropriate control schemes, such as sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM) and space vector PWM techniques, are selected. According to recent developments in shunt APF/STATCOM inverters, simulation and experimental results prove the effectiveness of APF/STATCOM systems for harmonic mitigation based on the defined limit in IEEE-519. View Full-Text
Keywords: FACTS devices; active power filter; static compensator; control strategies; grid-connected converter; SPWM; SVM FACTS devices; active power filter; static compensator; control strategies; grid-connected converter; SPWM; SVM
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Tareen, W.U.K.; Aamir, M.; Mekhilef, S.; Nakaoka, M.; Seyedmahmoudian, M.; Horan, B.; Memon, M.A.; Baig, N.A. Mitigation of Power Quality Issues Due to High Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources in Electric Grid Systems Using Three-Phase APF/STATCOM Technologies: A Review. Energies 2018, 11, 1491.

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