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# G. Venegas

Bio: G. Venegas is an academic researcher from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The author has contributed to research in topics: Power factor & Active filter. The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 3 publications receiving 331 citations.

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TL;DR: Compared with previous methods of control developed for series active filters, this method is simpler to implement because it is only required to generate a sinusoidal current, in-phase with the mains voltage, the amplitude of which is controlled through the error in the load voltage.
Abstract: A series active power filter working as a sinusoidal current source, in-phase with the mains voltage, has been developed and tested. The amplitude of the fundamental current in the series filter is controlled through the error signal generated between the load voltage and a pre-established reference. The control allows an effective correction of power factor, harmonic distortion and load voltage regulation. Compared with previous methods of control developed for series active filters, this method is simpler to implement because it is only required to generate a sinusoidal current, in-phase with the mains voltage, the amplitude of which is controlled through the error in the load voltage. The proposed system has been studied analytically and tested using computer simulations and experiments. In the experiments, it has been verified that the filter keeps the line current almost sinusoidal and in-phase with the line voltage supply. It also responds very quickly under sudden changes in load conditions, reaching its steady-state in about two cycles of the fundamental.

178 citations

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TL;DR: A simple and effective method for calculating the reference current necessary to feed a shunt active power filter to compensate the power factor and harmonic currents generated by a nonlinear load is described.
Abstract: A basic criterion that determines the behavior of an active power filter is the method of calculating the reference current. There are many ways of generating this reference, but the methods are generally complex and hard to tune. This paper describes a simple and effective method for calculating the reference current necessary to feed a shunt active power filter to compensate the power factor and harmonic currents generated by a nonlinear load. Simulations and experimental results are presented, showing that the proposed circuit may operate at frequencies ranging from 40 to 65 Hz without adjustment.

140 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
06 Nov 1995
TL;DR: In this article, a series active power filter, working as a sinusoidal current source, in phase with the mains voltage, has been developed and tested, and the amplitude of the fundamental current in the series filter is controlled through the error signal generated between the load voltage and a pre-established reference.
Abstract: A series active power filter, working as a sinusoidal current source, in phase with the mains voltage, has been developed and tested. The amplitude of the fundamental current in the series filter is controlled through the error signal generated between the load voltage and a pre-established reference. The control allows an effective correction of power factor, harmonic distortion, and load voltage regulation.

18 citations

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TL;DR: This paper presents a comprehensive review of active filter configurations, control strategies, selection of components, other related economic and technical considerations, and their selection for specific applications.
Abstract: Active filtering of electric power has now become a mature technology for harmonic and reactive power compensation in two-wire (single phase), three-wire (three phase without neutral), and four-wire (three phase with neutral) AC power networks with nonlinear loads. This paper presents a comprehensive review of active filter (AF) configurations, control strategies, selection of components, other related economic and technical considerations, and their selection for specific applications. It is aimed at providing a broad perspective on the status of AF technology to researchers and application engineers dealing with power quality issues. A list of more than 200 research publications on the subject is also appended for a quick reference.

2,311 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
08 Oct 2000
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors proposed several concepts of integrators for sinusoidal signals, including parallel and series associations of the basic PI units using the stationary frame generalized integrators, for current control of active power filters.
Abstract: The paper proposes several concepts of integrators for sinusoidal signals. Parallel and series associations of the basic PI units using the stationary frame generalized integrators are used for current control of active power filters. Zero steady state error for the concerned current harmonics are realized, with reduced computation, under unbalanced utility or load conditions. Designing of the PI constants, digital realization of the generalized integrators, as well as compensation of the computation delay etc. are studied. Extensive test results from a 10 kW active power filter prototype are demonstrated.

838 citations

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TL;DR: This new control method aims to compensate harmonics and first harmonic unbalance and is compared with the instantaneous active and reactive power p-q method under various mains voltage conditions and for different harmonic injection high-pass filters.
Abstract: A shunt active filter based on the instantaneous active and reactive current component i/sub d/-i/sub q/ method is proposed. This new control method aims to compensate harmonics and first harmonic unbalance. To evaluate its relative performance, it is compared with the instantaneous active and reactive power p-q method under various mains voltage conditions and for different harmonic injection high-pass filters. Both methods are completely frequency-independent, however under distorted mains voltages the proposed method presents a better harmonic compensation performance. The system synthesis and implementation are performed. Simulation and experimental results are presented.

406 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
23 Feb 1997
TL;DR: In this article, the authors developed a control technique for operating two or more single phase inverter modules in parallel with no auxiliary interconnections, using frequency, fundamental voltage, and harmonic voltage droop to allow independent inverters to share the load in proportion to their capacities.
Abstract: To provide reliable power under scheduled and unscheduled outages requires an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) which can be easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing demand. A system suck as this should also be fault tolerant and include the capability for redundancy. These goals can be met by paralleling together smaller inverters if a control scheme can be designed to allow them to operate independently yet still share the load. We have developed a control technique for operating two or more single phase inverter modules in parallel with no auxiliary interconnections. This technique uses frequency, fundamental voltage, and harmonic voltage droop to allow independent inverters to share the load in proportion to their capacities. Simulation results are provided to prove the concept.

332 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
Djaffar Ould Abdeslam
TL;DR: By their learning capabilities, artificial neural networks are able to take into account time-varying parameters, and thus appreciably improve the performance of traditional compensating methods.
Abstract: In this paper, an efficient and reliable neural active power filter (APF) to estimate and compensate for harmonic distortions from an AC line is proposed. The proposed filter is completely based on Adaline neural networks which are organized in different independent blocks. We introduce a neural method based on Adalines for the online extraction of the voltage components to recover a balanced and equilibrated voltage system, and three different methods for harmonic filtering. These three methods efficiently separate the fundamental harmonic from the distortion harmonics of the measured currents. According to either the Instantaneous Power Theory or to the Fourier series analysis of the currents, each of these methods are based on a specific decomposition. The original decomposition of the currents or of the powers then allows defining the architecture and the inputs of Adaline neural networks. Different learning schemes are then used to control the inverter to inject elaborated reference currents in the power system. Results obtained by simulation and their real-time validation in experiments are presented to compare the compensation methods. By their learning capabilities, artificial neural networks are able to take into account time-varying parameters, and thus appreciably improve the performance of traditional compensating methods. The effectiveness of the algorithms is demonstrated in their application to harmonics compensation in power systems

237 citations