Reactive power control strategy based on DC capacitor voltage control for active load balancer in three-phase four-wire distribution systems

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

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Abstract

This paper proposes a reactive power control strategy for the active load balancer (ALB) in three-phase four-wire distribution systems. The proposed reactive power control strategy is based on constant DC capacitor voltage control, which is always used in active power line conditioners. Therefore, the proposed reactive power control strategy does not require active, reactive calculation blocks of load currents for the reference source current calculation. Balanced source currents with a predefined power factor can be achieved without unbalanced active and reactive components detection of the load currents. The basic principle of the reactive power control strategy for the ALB is discussed in detail, and then confirmed by digital computer simulation using PSIM software. A prototype experimental model is constructed and tested to validate the feasibility of the proposed control algorithm. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate that balanced source currents with a predefined power factor are achieved in three-phase four-wire distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3292-3297
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479927050
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event7th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: May 18 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014

Other

Other7th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014
CountryJapan
CityHiroshima
Period5/18/145/21/14

Keywords

  • DC capacitor voltage control
  • active load balancer
  • reactive power control
  • three-phase four-wire distribution system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Win, T. S., Hisada, Y., Tanaka, T., Hiraki, E., Okamoto, M., & Lee, S. R. (2014). Reactive power control strategy based on DC capacitor voltage control for active load balancer in three-phase four-wire distribution systems. In 2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014 (pp. 3292-3297). [6870159] (2014 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima - ECCE Asia 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPEC.2014.6870159