Improved Operation of an UPQC by addition of a Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage system

Nuno Amaro, Joao Murta Pina, Joao Martins, Jose Maria Ceballos

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Abstract

Power quality is a fundamental concern in modern power grids. Since there is a very broad spectrum of causes for power quality depreciation, it is important to continuously develop devices that can overcome power quality problems in electric grids, thus increasing the quality of energy. Active power filters are one of the main class of devices whose applications are related to power quality improvement. In this paper, a combination of a Unified Power Quality Conditioner and a Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage system is considered and simulation results indicate that such hybrid system can be used to overcome power quality issues like harmonic distortion, voltage sags/swells and phase unbalance. The advantages of such combination are also discussed and results indicate that the addition of the superconducting device can increase the range of applications of the power active filter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages82-86
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015
Event9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015 - Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
CountryPortugal
CityCaparica, Lisbon
Period24/06/1526/06/15

Keywords

  • Power Quality
  • SMES
  • UPQC

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