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Performance Analysis and Technical Feasibility of an iUPQC in Industrial Grids

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The iUPQC is a Unified Power Quality Conditioner in which the series converter emulates a sinusoidal current source and the shunt converter emulates a sinusoidal voltage source. This approach provides indirect power quality compensation of the load voltage and the source current. Recent studies have suggested that the iUPQC has technical advantages in comparison with the conventional UPQC due to its reduced switching frequency characteristic. In this paper, these technical advantages are investigated. Thus, the iUPQC performance is verified through a 150 kVA industrial equipment and technical design specifications are discussed: the iUPQC power circuit design, the converters arrangement and the driver configuration. Experimental results are provided to validate the technical feasibility and power quality compensation performance.

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França, B. , Silva, L. , Aredes, M. , Gerencer, R. , Ferreira, D. and Siqueira, M. (2014) Performance Analysis and Technical Feasibility of an iUPQC in Industrial Grids. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 500-508. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.24068.

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