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Power Quality Study of an Isolated Northwest Grid of Saudi Arabia with PV and Storage

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One main concern of power quality is harmonics because the distorted waveforms of current and voltage have a huge effect on electrical equipment. Due to the continuous increase of grid connected photovoltaic (PV) and nonlinear loads, as a result of the fast development and growth of power electronics application, power quality becomes more important since it introduces harmonics to the power system. This paper presents a power quality study to the isolated northwest grid of Saudi Arabia in presence of PV system and battery storage. Moreover, the study includes nonlinear loads for more analysis regarding harmonics penetration and the design procedure for passive filters to eliminate the harmonics.

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Albalawi, H. and Makram, E. (2015) Power Quality Study of an Isolated Northwest Grid of Saudi Arabia with PV and Storage. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 3, 54-64. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2015.36006.

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