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Compensation of distribution system voltage using DVR

By Gerard F. Ledwich and Arindam Ghosh


A dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) is a power-electronic controller that can protect sensitive loads from disturbances in the supply system. In this paper, it is demonstrated that this device can tightly regulate the voltage at the load terminal against imbalance or harmonic in the source side. The behavior of the device is studied through steady-state analysis, and limits to achievable performance are found. This analysis is extended to the study of transient operation where the generation of the reference voltage of the DVR is discussed. Once the reference signals are generated, they are tracked using a switching band scheme. A suitable structure in which the DVR is realized by voltage-source inverters (VSIs) is also discussed. Particular emphasis to the rating of this device is provided. Extensive simulation results are included to illustrate the operating principles of a DVR

Topics: compensation, invertors power distribution control switching voltage control
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1109/TPWRD.2002.803839
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:9920

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