Title: Power quality improvement in microgrid using custom power devices

Authors: Prajith Prabhakar; H. Vennila

Addresses: Electrical and Electronics Department, Axis College of Engineering & Technology, India ' Electrical and Electronics Department, Noorul Islam University, India

Abstract: Power quality may be caused when maximum AC loads consume reactive power. Distribution STATCOM is a custom power device (CPD) which is used to control the flow of reactive power in the microgrid. Compensation of reactive power and the other power quality issues are being analysed with the help of model predictive control (MPC) algorithm. The detailed modelling and simulations of MPC with DSTATCOM are presented and implemented along with necessary equations in the MATLAB simulink using the Simpower systems tool boxes.

Keywords: power quality; reactive power control; microgrid; predictive control; distribution static compensator; DSTATCOM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2017.10009744

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2017 Vol.8 No.4, pp.327 - 339

Received: 20 Dec 2016
Accepted: 19 Mar 2017

Published online: 21 Dec 2017 *

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