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for Power System Harmonics

Tzung-Lin Lee, Member, IEEE, Jian-Cheng Li, and Po-Tai Cheng, Member, IEEE

Abstract—Severe voltage distortion, due to power system har- unpredictable and serious in an electric power network with

monic resonance, has been reported in recent years. This issue be- high penetration of photovoltaic (PV) inverters due to a large

comes more significant in high penetration of a photovoltaic (PV) number of household capacitors and inverter output capacitors

network. A conventional voltage detection active filter operates as

similar conductance for all harmonic frequencies to resolve this [4].

problem whether in a fixed conductance command or in an auto- According to IEEE Standard 519-1992 [5], maximum al-

matic gain adjustment control. However, its filtering capability is lowable voltage total harmonic distortion (THD) is 5% and

impeded by the mismatch between the active filter and the radial individual voltage distortion is 3% for distribution network be-

line, and the voltage distortion may still be significant. This paper low 69 kV. In order to comply with the harmonics regulation,

proposes a discrete frequency tuning active filter to suppress power

system harmonics. The active filter operates as variable conduc- various active damping approaches have been presented. Ak-

tance for each individual harmonic frequency. Each harmonic con- agi and coworkers proposed a voltage detection active filter

ductance is dynamically adjusted according to the corresponding installed at the end of a radial line to suppress such harmonic

harmonic voltage distortion of the active filter installation point resonance [6], [7]. The damping performance is subject to the

in response to increase or decrease of nonlinear loads, or varia- matching between the harmonic conductance of the active filter

tion of resonant frequency in the power system. The mismatching

problem between the feeder impedance and the active filter can be and the characteristic impedance of the radial line. Therefore,

avoided effectively. Therefore, harmonic voltage distortion can be the capability of the active filter with fixed conductance de-

maintained at an allowable level throughout the feeder with lower clines due to variation of the characteristic impedance in the real

peak current and lower rms current of the active filter, and loads power system. In order to enhance filtering performance, an au-

installed at various locations of the power system receive more tomatic gain adjustment scheme is added to adjust the operating

uniform voltage waveform.

conductance for reducing the voltage distortion at the installa-

Index Terms—Active power filter, harmonic resonance, har- tion point [8]. The harmonic resonance is frequency-dependent

monic voltage damping. and may vary with the damping harmonic conductance, so the

active filter operating at similar conductance for all harmonic

frequencies may suffer the mismatching problem. This is the

I. INTRODUCTION so-called “whack-a-mole” problem, which illustrates uninten-

ITH the advance of semiconductor devices, power elec- tional induction of another harmonic resonance when supply-

W tronics technologies have been developed extensively

for various applications, such as lighting, adjust speed drivers,

ing damping for a specific harmonic frequency [7]. Therefore,

the filtering performance is limited, and some harmonic volt-

and uninterruptible power supply systems. Due to the nonlinear age components may become worse at certain locations along

nature, most power electronics equipment draws nonsinusoidal the line. Distributed installation active filter systems presented

current, and thus, results in significant harmonic pollution in the previously can address this issue. However, a real-time com-

power system. Harmonic voltage amplification along a power munication system [9] or harmonics-drooped control [10], [11]

feeder resulting from the resonance between power factor cor- should be developed to coordinate the operation of active filters

rection capacitors and system inductances, including transmis- for providing effective damping performances.

sion line inductance and transformer leakage inductances, has This paper proposes a discrete frequency tuning active fil-

been reported [1]–[3]. The harmonic resonance may become ter to suppress power system harmonics. The active filter op-

erates as variable conductance at each harmonic frequency.

The damping conductance for individual harmonic frequency

Manuscript received November 10, 2008; revised January 7, 2009. Current

version published April 17, 2009. This work was supported by the National Sci- is determined by the corresponding harmonic voltage dis-

ence Council of Taiwan under Grant NSC 97-2218-E-110-007. Recommended tortion of the active filter installation point. Based on this

for publication by Associate Editor J. H. R. Enslin. scheme, the active filter can dynamically adjust the filtering

T.-L. Lee is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Sun

Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan (e-mail: tzunglin.lee@gmail. capability in response to increase or decrease of nonlinear

com). loads and system resonant frequency variation. The annoy-

J.-C. Li is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung Uni- ing “whack-a-mole” problem due to mismatching between the

versity, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan (e-mail: f22835014@yahoo.com.tw).

P.-T. Cheng is with the Center for Advanced Power Technologies, Depart- feeder and the active filter can be avoided effectively. There-

ment of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, fore, harmonic voltage distortion throughout the feeder would

Taiwan (e-mail: ptcheng@ee.nthu.edu.tw). be definitely maintained at an allowable level with lower peak

Color versions of one or more of the figures in this paper are available online

at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org. current and lower rms current consumption in the proposed

Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TPEL.2009.2013863 approach.

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Fig. 1. Proposed discrete frequency tuning active filter in a radial line. (a) One-line circuit diagram of the proposed active filter and the associated control.

(b) Conductance tuning control for individual harmonic frequency.

II. OPERATION PRINCIPLES associated harmonic voltage component Ẽabc h of the AFU in-

A simplified one-line diagram of the proposed discrete fre- stallation point. Harmonic voltage components can be derived

quency tuning active filter is shown in Fig. 1(a). The active filter according to the synchronous reference frame (SRF) transfor-

unit (AFU) is installed at the end of a radial line to terminate mation [12]–[14]. The specific harmonic voltage component

harmonic voltage propagation. The AFU operates as variable Ẽabc h becomes a dc value in the SRF at ωh , so it can be derived

conductance at each harmonic frequency as given, by using a low-pass filter (LPF), as shown in Fig. 1(a). Note that

ωh should be set to extract the corresponding negative-sequence

i∗abc = G∗h · Ẽabc h (1) (i.e., fifth) or positive-sequence (i.e., seventh) harmonic voltage

h component. The current command is then generated by multi-

plying the voltage harmonics and its corresponding conductance

where h represents the harmonic frequency order. The individ-

command. Based on the current command i∗abc , the measured

ual conductance command G∗h is a control gain to suppress the

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current iabc , and the measured voltage Eabc , the current regula- 3) The reference harmonic voltage distortion is 3% (VD∗h =

∗

tor calculates the voltage command vabc as follows: 3.0%).

4) ωf is set as 62.8 rad to filter out 120 Hz ripple components

∗ Li ∗

vabc = Eabc − (i − iabc ). (2) in the calculation of harmonic voltage distortion.

∆T abc 5) PI controller: kp = 100, ki = 2000.

Here, Li is the output inductor of the AFU, and ∆T is the 6) The AFU is implemented by a conventional three-phase

sampling period [15]. The current regulator operates the inverter voltage source inverter. The PWM frequency is 10 kHz

to synthesize the current as in (1) to accomplish the damping and the sampling frequency is 20 kHz.

functionality. In the simulation, power system parameters are arranged to

Fig. 1(b) shows the proposed discrete frequency tuning illustrate the harmonic amplification issue along the feeder [2],

scheme for harmonic order h. The conductance command of [7], where L is the line inductor and C represents the power

each harmonic frequency G∗h is determined according to the factor correction capacitor installed on the feeder. If the feeder

harmonic voltage distortion VDh at the AFU installation point length is closed to odd multiple of quarter wavelength of specific

Eabc . The harmonic voltage distortion VDh is defined as the harmonic frequency, harmonic voltage resonance occurs and

harmonic voltage component rms value at ωh divided by the then harmonic voltage is severely amplified [7], [17].

voltage rms value as given

VDh = 100%. (3)

Eabc,rm s Due to harmonic resonance, the bus voltages are severely

distorted, as illustrated in Fig. 2(b). After the AFU is engaged,

The derivation of VDh can be approximately evaluated by us-

Fig. 2(c) shows that voltage THD along the line is significantly

ing two LPFs with cutoff frequency at ωf , which are to filter

improved, and the voltage THD at bus 9 is reduced to 4.4%. As

out ripple components in the calculation. The error between

demonstrated in Fig. 2(e) and (f), both the fifth harmonic voltage

the allowable harmonic voltage distortion VD∗h and the actual

distortion VD5 and the seventh harmonic voltage distortion VD7

harmonic voltage distortion VDh is then fed into a proportional-

are maintained below 3%. At the steady state, the AFU consumes

integral (PI) regulator to adjust the conductance command G∗h .

1.7 kVA (peak current = 10 A, rms current = 3.6 A) at G∗5 =

The PI controller can provide zero steady-state error, so the har-

0.61 Ω−1 and G∗7 = 0.49 Ω−1 .

monic voltage distortion VDh can be reduced to the allowable

The automatic gain adjustment scheme is shown in Fig. 3.

level. The PI regulator is defined as

In this control, the conductance command of the AFU is de-

ki termined according to voltage THD of the AFU installation

TPI = kp + (4)

s location. Therefore, the conductance command G∗ at all har-

where s is the Laplace operator, kp and ki are proportional monic frequencies has the same value [8]. In order to comply

and integral gains, respectively. In order to avoid extra phase with individual harmonic voltage limit [5], the reference voltage

lag in the harmonic frequency [16], the cutoff frequency of the THD should be set as 3%. Fig. 2(d) shows that the voltage THD

PI controller should be set at one decade below the damping at bus 9 can be maintained at 3%, but the improvement on the

harmonic frequency. Hence, ki can be determined. On the other midsection of the line is not clear. Fig. 2(e) also indicates VD5

hand, kp is selected according to the required response time. at buses 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 becomes higher than 3% due to the

Variation of kp and ki gains causes different response of voltage fifth harmonic resonance. This is the so-called “whack-a-mole”

distortion. Since harmonics variation in the power system is phenomenon when supplying harmonic damping with similar

usually slow, the PI controller with a low bandwidth can function conductance for all harmonic frequencies [7]. The AFU con-

well [8]. The small-signal model derivation of the AFU and sumes 2.9 kVA (peak current = 17 A, rms current = 6.2 A) at

the further dynamic analysis with the root locus method are G∗ = 1.35 Ω−1 . If the reference voltage THD of the AFU is set

discussed in [11]. as 4.4% as derived in the proposed method, individual harmonic

voltage may not conform with regulation because harmonic res-

onance may only occur at a specific harmonic frequency. Table I

III. SIMULATION RESULTS

summarizes comparison between these two methods. The dis-

The proposed discrete frequency tuning active filter is applied crete frequency tuning AFU provides better voltage THD and

to a radial power distribution line to demonstrate the harmonic VD5 in both average and variance senses, and similar damping

filtering performance by using the alternative transient program performance for VD7 . Therefore, more uniform voltage quality

(ATP). Fig. 2(a) shows the simulation circuit, and circuit param- would be retained in the proposed method.

eters are given as follows. Fig. 4 illustrates magnifying factors of both fifth and sev-

1) Power system: 220 V (line-to-line), 20 kVA, 60 Hz, L = enth harmonics with variation of resonant capacitors by using

0.2 mH (3.1%), C = 150 µF (13.7%). an equivalent distributed-parameter circuit model [17]. Both

2) Nonlinear loads NLA and NLB : Both nonlinear loads are resonant frequencies and resonant quality factors of harmonic

diode rectifiers with filter inductor, dc capacitor, and load standing waves are dependent on line inductors and power fac-

resistor. NLA and NLB are rated at 5.3 kVA (30%), re- tor correction capacitors. As indicated, the system resonates

spectively. at fifth harmonics if C = 45 µF, and at seventh harmonics if

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Fig. 2. Simulation circuit and steady-state simulation results. (a) Simulation circuit configuration. (b) AFU is OFF. (c) Discrete frequency tuning AFU.

(d) Automatic gain-adjusted AFU. (e) Fifth harmonic voltage distortion on all buses. (f) Seventh harmonic voltage distortion on all buses.

TABLE I

AVERAGE AND VARIANCE VALUES OF VOLTAGE THD, VD5 , AND VD7

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harmonic frequencies in the automatic gain adjustment control

cannot guarantee harmonic voltage distortion complying with

regulation [7]. Fig. 5 shows the conductance commands G∗5 ,

G∗7 for various capacitors C (50–225 µF). G∗5 and G∗7 are ad-

justed to neutralize the harmonic amplification in different res-

onant conditions according to system characteristic impedance

and harmonic magnitude. The reciprocal of system character-

istic impedance is proportional to the square root of resonant

capacitor, so required conductance commands would be vari-

able. Maximum G∗5 is at C = 125 µF, and maximum G∗7 is at

C = 75 µF and C = 187.5 µF, respectively. When the capac-

itor is larger than 175 µF, fifth harmonic resonance no longer

occurs, so fifth harmonic damping is not needed (G∗5 = 0). On

the other hand, seventh harmonic resonance changes more dra-

matically compared to fifth harmonics due to small wavelength.

Therefore, by using the proposed approach, both G∗5 and G∗7 can

respond to the variation of capacitors to accomplish harmonic

damping requirement.

B. Transient Operation

Fig. 6 shows the conductance commands G∗5 , G∗7 and the har-

monic voltage distortion VD5 , VD7 , THD of the AFU instal-

lation location under nonlinear load variation. NLA increases

to 6.6 kVA at t = 2.0 s and subsequently NLB increases to

6.6 kVA at t = 3.0 s. Fig. 6(a) shows that the increase of non-

linear loads causes higher voltage distortion, thus the PI regu-

lator raises both G∗5 and G∗7 commands to draw more harmonic

current for reducing voltage distortion. VD5 , VD7 would be

maintained at 3%, and voltage THD would be smaller than 5%

as indicated in Fig. 6(b).

Fig. 7 illustrates the transient when the capacitors on bus 4 and

bus 7 are disconnected at t = 2.0 s and t = 3.0 s, respectively. Fig. 4. Magnifying factors of both fifth and seventh harmonics with variation

Due to uneven distribution of the feeder capacitors, the resonant of resonant capacitors. (a) Fifth harmonics. (b) Seventh harmonics.

pattern of the circuit cannot be predicted easily. However, G∗5

and G∗7 can still be tuned effectively according to VD5 , VD7 Fig. 7(b). In addition, voltage THD is always maintained below

in the proposed approach. As shown in Fig. 7(a), G∗5 and G∗7 5% as variation of resonant capacitors.

are decreased because the capacitor on bus 4 getting offline

causes lower voltage distortion. Particularly, G∗7 is reduced sig-

IV. LABORATORY TEST RESULTS

nificantly. On the other hand, the capacitor on bus 7 switching

offline would cause both VD5 and VD7 increased. Therefore, G∗5 Fig. 8 shows a test circuit in the laboratory. System parameters

and G∗7 are raised to maintain VD5 and VD7 at 3%, as shown in are given as follows:

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impedance (Z) in variation of resonant capacitors.

source is background voltage distortion of the power sys-

tem. Voltage THD = 2.8%, VD5 = 2.8%, VD7 = 0.3%.

Ll represents leakage inductance of the power system.

2) Experimental circuit: L1 = 0.2 mH, L2 = 0.4 mH, C =

180 µF.

3) Active filter: Li = 1.0 mH, the PWM frequency is 10 kHz

and the sampling frequency is 20 kHz.

4) Active filter controller: ωf = 62.8 rad, kp = 100, ki =

2000, VD∗h = 3.0%, G∗h,m ax = 1.0 Ω−1 and G∗h,m in =

0.1 Ω−1 .

The control of the active filter is implemented by using a

TI TMS320C6711 chip to perform phase lock loop, synchronous

frame transformation, LPF, PI controller, and current regulator.

The PWM, A/D, and memory management are manipulated by

CPLD chip. More detailed design issues are illustrated in [18].

Before the AFU is started, Fig. 9(a) shows bus voltages are

amplified substantially toward the end of the bus. Particularly,

fifth harmonic voltage is severe, such as VD5 = 4.4% at bus

2 and VD5 = 6.8% at bus 3, respectively. Harmonic voltage

distortion on all buses is given in Table II. After the AFU with Fig. 6. Conductance commands and harmonic voltage distortion of the AFU

the proposed discrete frequency tuning method is in operation, when NLA and NLB are added at t = 2.0 s and t = 3.0 s, respectively.

voltage distortion is significantly improved. Voltage waveforms (a) Active filter conductance commands. (b) Harmonic voltage distortion.

and harmonic voltage distortion are shown in Fig. 9(b) and

Table III. VD5 is reduced to 2.8% and 3.0% at bus 2 and bus 3,

respectively. The AFU operation is in Fig. 10. It indicates the

AFU current iaf can track the reference current i∗af generated The AFU with the automatic gain adjustment scheme is also

from (1) for supplying damping functionality. At the steady implemented. The AFU operation and test results are shown

state, the AFU consumes iaf ,rm s = 8.1 A, and iaf ,p eak = 13 A. in Table IV and Fig. 12. The damping performance is similar

Fig. 11 shows G∗5 and G∗7 when the AFU starts up and expe- to the proposed discrete frequency tuning method because the

riences transience due to a resonant capacitor at bus 2 switching “whack-a-mole” phenomenon is not clear in the short circuit.

offline. At t = T0 , the AFU is turned on. G∗5 and G∗7 would set- At the steady state, the AFU would consume iaf ,rm s = 8.1 A,

tle at t = T1 . Based on harmonic voltage distortion VD5 , G∗5 is and iaf ,p eak = 16 A. Harmonic current components of the AFU

adjusted to supply adequate damping. When reaching the steady in both the discrete frequency tuning method and the automatic

state, G∗5 is approximate to 0.65 Ω−1 . On the other hand, G∗7 gain adjustment control are shown in Fig. 13. Compared with

is always maintained to the minimum value (0.1 Ω−1 ) because the proposed method, the peak current of the automatic gain

VD7 is slightly larger than 3.0%. At t = T2 , the capacitor con- adjustment control is larger because the AFU emulates the same

nected at bus 2 is switched offline. The voltage distortion on all damping conductance for all harmonic components, as expected

buses is reduced. Finally, G∗5 is reduced to 0.5 Ω−1 . in Section III-A.

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Fig. 9. Bus voltage waveforms. (a) Bus voltages before the AFU is started.

Fig. 7. Conductance commands and harmonic voltage distortion of the AFU

(b) Bus voltages after the AFU is in operation.

when the capacitors on bus 4 and bus 7 are switched offline at t = 2.0 s and

t = 3.0 s, respectively. (a) Active filter conductance commands. (b) Harmonic

voltage distortion. TABLE II

HARMONIC VOLTAGE DISTORTION WITHOUT ANY FILTERING

ductance of individual harmonic frequency, the mismatching

problem between the feeder and the AFU can be avoided effec-

V. SUMMARY tively, and voltage distortion of each harmonic frequency would

A discrete frequency tuning active filter has been proposed be definitely maintained below an allowable level either at the

in this paper to suppress power system harmonics. This ac- AFU installation point or on other location of the feeder. This

tive filter is installed at the end of the radial line to terminate is the significant advantage of the proposed approach.

the propagation of harmonic resonance. It operates as variable Variation of resonant capacitors in the power system would

conductance according to harmonic voltage distortion at each shift resonant frequency and change system impedance. This

harmonic frequency. By dynamically adjusting damping con- phenomenon may deteriorate AFU damping functionality or

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TABLE III

HARMONIC VOLTAGE DISTORTION AFTER THE ACTIVE FILTER IS ENGAGED

TABLE IV

HARMONIC VOLTAGE DISTORTION IN THE AUTOMATIC GAIN

ADJUSTMENT CONTROL

Fig. 12. Active filter currents in the automatic gain adjustment control.

Y axis(i∗a f , ia f : 2.8 A/V).

Fig. 10. Active filter currents in the proposed discrete frequency tuning

method. Y axis(i∗a f , ia f : 2.8 A/V).

Fig. 13. Harmonic current components of the AFU in the discrete frequency

tuning method and the automatic gain adjustment control. Y-axis (ia f , h : A).

of the feeder whether a fixed gain or an automatic gain adjust-

ment is employed due to similar conductance for all harmonic

frequencies. Thanks to the discrete frequency tuning method of

the proposed AFU, power system harmonics would be main-

tained at an allowable level and become insensitive to sys-

tem variation. Therefore, entire loading installed throughout

the feeder would receive similar voltage quality. The proposed

method is also suitable for power electronics interface con-

verters of distributed generation to suppress harmonic voltage

distortion [19]–[22].

Fig. 14 presents AFU current to total nonlinear loads for the

circuit of Fig. 2(a). Compared with the automatic gain adjust-

ment AFU, the discrete frequency tuning AFU operates with

lower peak and rms current in various nonlinear loads. As

Fig. 11. Fifth and seventh conductance commands in AFU startup and capac- shown, both the peak current and the rms current of the AFU are

itors at bus 2 switching offline. Y axis(G: 0.5 Ω −1 /V). roughly reduced 0.06 per unit (p.u.) and 0.02 p.u., respectively.

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