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Coordinated Control Strategies with and without Circulating Current in Unified Power Quality
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  • Journal title : Journal of Power Electronics
  • Volume 15, Issue 5,  2015, pp.1348-1357
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
  • DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2015.15.5.1348
 Title & Authors
Coordinated Control Strategies with and without Circulating Current in Unified Power Quality
Feng, Xing-tian; Zhang, Zhi-hua;
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 Abstract
Under traditional unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) control, a UPQC series converter (SC) is mainly used to handle grid-side power quality problems while its parallel converter (PC) is mainly used to handle load-side power quality problems. The SC and PC are relatively independent. The SC is usually in standby mode and it only runs when the grid voltage abruptly changes. In this paper, novel UPQC coordinated control strategies are proposed which use the SC to share the reactive power compensation function of the PC especially without grid-side power quality problems. However, in some cases, there will be a circulating current between the SC and the PC, which will probably influence the compensation fashion, the compensation capacity, or the normal work of the UPQC. Through an active power circulation analysis, strategies with and without a circulating current are presented which fuses the reactive power allocation strategy of the SC and the PC, the composite control strategy of the SC and the compensation strategy of the DC storage unit. Both of the strategies effectively solve the SC long term idle problem, limit the influence of the circulating current, optimize all of the UPQC units and reduce the production cost. An analysis, along with simulation andexperimental results, is presented to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed control strategies.
 Keywords
Circulating current;Coordination control;Optimization condition;Power allocation;Reactive power compensation;Super-capacitor energy storage;Unified power quality conditioner;
 Language
English
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