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Voltage Sag Compensation of Point of Common Coupling (PCC) Using Fault Current Limiter


Jafari, M and Naderi, SB and Hagh, MT and Abapour, M and Hosseini, SH, Voltage Sag Compensation of Point of Common Coupling (PCC) Using Fault Current Limiter, I E E E Transactions on Power Delivery, 26, (4) pp. 2638-2646. ISSN 0885-8977 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011 IEEE

DOI: doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2011.2161496


In this paper, voltage sag compensation of point of common coupling (PCC) using a new structure of fault current limiter (FCL) is proposed. The proposed structure prevents voltage sag and phase-angle jump of the substation PCC after fault occurrence. This structure has a simple control method. Using the semiconductor switch (insulated-gate bipolar transistor or gate turnoff thyristor at dc current rout leads to fast operation of the proposed FCL and, consequently, dc reactor value is reduced. On the other hand, the proposed structure reduces the total harmonic distortion on load voltage and it has low ac losses in normal operation. As a result, other feeders, which are connected to the substation PCC, will have good power quality. Analytical analysis and simulation results using PSCAD/EMTDC software and experimental results are presented to validate the effectiveness of this structure.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Fault current limiter (FCL), point of common coupling (PCC), power quality (PQ), semiconductor switch, total harmonic distortion (THD), voltage sag
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Wind energy
UTAS Author:Naderi, SB (Dr Seyedbehzad Naderi)
ID Code:134185
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:71
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2019-08-01
Last Modified:2019-09-17

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