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Design of Ant Colony Optimized Shunt Active Power Filter for Load Compensation

Sakthivel Aruchamy(1*), P. Vijayakumar(2), A. Senthilkumar(3)

(1) Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, India
(2) Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India
(3) Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India
(*) Corresponding author



In this brief, we present application of Ant Colony Optimized Proportional plus Integral (PI) controller used in three-phase Shunt Active Power Filter (SAPF) for mitigating the harmonics and reactive power compensation required by a Non-Linear Load (NLL). Conventionally, the gain values for PI controller used in Active Power Filter (APF) are assessed using linearized model, which does not give better results under different operating conditions. In the proposed approach, we consider Integral Square Error (ISE), Integral Time Square Error (ITSE), Integral Absolute Error (IAE) and Integral Time Absolute Error (ITAE) as the cost functions to be minimized. The proposed SAPF is modeled using MATLAB software with Simulink and SimPowerSystemBlockset Toolboxes. The simulation results of the SAPF using the proposed methodology demonstrates that the dynamic response of the proposed Ant Colony Optimized PI controller offers improved numeric value than the conventional PI controller and is found to be more robust to load and system parameter variations
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Power Quality; Shunt Active Power Filter; Harmonics Elimination; Ant Colony Optimization; Dynamic Performance of Controller

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