Novel control algorithm for active load balancer in three-phase four-wire distribution systems

Tint Soe Win, Eiji Hiraki, Masayuki Okamoto, Seong Ryong Lee, Toshihiko Tanaka

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Abstract

Three-phase four-wire distribution systems are widely used in many countries. These distribution systems are used for both three-phase three-wire loads and single-phase two-wire consumer appliances, e.g., in South Korea and Myanmar. Because of the time-dependent load characteristics, unbalanced load conditions frequently occur, resulting in the unbalanced voltages for the three-phase and single-phase loads. In addition, these unbalanced load conditions cause more loss in the distribution transformer. This paper proposes a novel reference current generation method for active load balancer (ALB) in the three-phase four-wire distribution systems. The main advantages of the proposed method is that it uses only a constant DC capacitor voltage control for reference current generation without calculating the active and reactive currents in the three-phase four-wire distribution systems. The basic principle of the novel reference generation method in ALB is discussed and then confirmed on the basis of results of digital computer simulation using PSIM software.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-287
Number of pages2
JournalIEEJ Journal of Industry Applications
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Active load balancer
  • Constant DC capacitor voltage control
  • Three-phase four-wire distribution systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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