Special Issue Article
Compensation of Power Quality Problems in Traction Power System Using Direct Power Compensator
A power quality problems in power systems have been increased due to nonlinear loads. To compensate these problems Direct Power Compensator was proposed in this paper. A Direct Power Compensator (DPC) is proposed in this paper to eliminate the harmonic currents, compensate power factor and voltage unbalance problems created by the nonlinear loads present in three phase systems. A DPC contains back to back converter by sharing the same dc link power and v/v transformer to provide a voltage balance in transmission line. Hysteresis harmonic current controller is used to produce pulse for back to back converter. A controller maintains the dc-link voltage and compensates the power factor, harmonic currents. A comparative analysis for traction system with and without DPC was performed using MATLABSimulink. Simulation results are provided to eliminate power quality problems effectively.