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Review of power quality issues in maritime microgrids


Tarasiuk, T and Jayasinghe, SG and Gorniak, M and Pilat, A and Shagar, V and Liu, W and Guerrero, JM, Review of power quality issues in maritime microgrids, IEEE Access, 9 pp. 81798-81817. ISSN 2169-3536 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3086000


This paper discusses contemporary problems concerning ship microgrids. It focuses on the role of power electronics and power quality issues, both conventional, such as voltage and frequency variations, and new issues, such as waveform distortions ensuing from the wide proliferation of power electronics in ship microgrids. The paper also contains a discussion on the provisions of the Unified Requirements of International Association of Classification Societies and other leading power quality standards in the industry, with an emphasis on Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) definition. An overview of power converters for high power applications in ships and their impact on ship networks is also given. Next, original results of various power quality phenomena recorded in ship microgrids are presented and commented on, followed by a review and recommendations for maritime microgrid modeling and signal processing methods for power quality assessment in the discussed systems. Finally, preliminary proposals for power quality control are presented.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:measurement, power electronics, power quality, power system modeling, ship microgrid
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy efficiency
Objective Field:Transport energy efficiency
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, SG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
UTAS Author:Shagar, V (Mr Viknash Shagar)
ID Code:146372
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2021-09-02
Last Modified:2021-11-23
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