An Efficient Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation Based Shunt Active Filter for Mitigation of Current Harmonics Using id - iq Control Strategies with RES Transmission Systems

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Due to rise of the load demand, the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) are linked with the transmission system using power electronic converters and other devices. In recent years, Active Power Filter (APF) has become an active area of research due to its significant harmonic compensation. However, there is always a scope for betterment in the performance of the active filter which appears to be inconsistence with various control approaches. This paper presents active and reactive current method (i_d-i_q) control strategy for extracting reference currents of shunt active filters under un-balanced and non linear load conditions. This (i_d-i_q) control strategy is used in this approach for attaining utmost profit from grid-interfacing inverters installed in transmission systems. The inverter used in this approach can be considered as a Shunt Active Power Filter (SAPF) to compensate unbalanced and non linear load current harmonics.  In order to improve the overall performance of the system, Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) is used in this proposed approach which is regulates power frequency and produces good circularity through DC–AC part. The output of the (i_d-i_q) control strategy is given as input to the SVPWM. This research work proposes the integration of (i_d-i_q) control strategy and SVPWM. According to this proposed control strategy, the integration of grid-interfacing inverter and unbalanced non-linear load at point of common coupling seems to be balanced linear load. The experimental results are carried out in MATLAB/Simulink and the performance of the proposed approach is compared with other control strategies.
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Active Power Filter (APF); Transmission System (TS); Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM); Grid Interconnection; Renewable Energy; Synchronous Frame Reference

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