Electrical Vehicle Impact on Distribution Network Power Quality

Published by Sampsa KUPARI, Metropolia, Helsinki University of Applied Sciences Abstract: The electrical vehicle form a huge load (and occasionally a generator as well) that is not resistive but possibly of nonlinear character. This may have an effect on distribution network power quality and possibly disturb seriously other consumers. If this is not taken careContinue reading “Electrical Vehicle Impact on Distribution Network Power Quality”

Power Factor Correction as the Right Step Towards a Safer Environment

Published by Alexander ABRAMOVITZ1, Volodymyr YASKIV2 , Keyue SMEDLEY3, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (1), Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University (2), University of California (3) Abstract. Generation and transfer of electrical energy can severely degrade the environment. The necessity of joint research in the field of high-frequency power converters with power factor correction toContinue reading “Power Factor Correction as the Right Step Towards a Safer Environment”

Harmonics Generation, Propagation and Purging Techniques in Non-Linear Loads

Published by Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Khaled E. Addoweesh and Yasin Khan 1. Introduction Industrial revolution has transformed the whole life with advanced technological improvements. The major contribution in the industrial revolution is due to the availability of electrical power that is distributed through electrical utilities around the world. The concept of power quality in thisContinue reading “Harmonics Generation, Propagation and Purging Techniques in Non-Linear Loads”

Power Quality Analysis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems in Distribution Networks

Published by Masoud FARHOODNEA1, Azah MOHAMED1, Hussain SHAREEF1, Hadi ZAYANDEHROODI1, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (1) Abstract. This paper presents a dynamic PQ analysis on the effects of high-penetrated grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems in a distribution system under different weather conditions. To track practical considerations, all information on PV units and weather conditions given in thisContinue reading “Power Quality Analysis of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems in Distribution Networks”

Towards Knowledge Engineering Based Guidance for Electrical Engineers

Published by Muhammad MANSOOR, Norman MARIUN, Napsiah ISMAIL, Noor Izzri ABDULWAHAB,Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia (UPM) Abstract. This paper proposes a concept of knowledge engineering based innovative approach for seeking solutions related to electrical engineering systems. The knowledge base approach is discussed for its effectiveness at preliminary stages of solution hunting and solution design,Continue reading “Towards Knowledge Engineering Based Guidance for Electrical Engineers”

Harmonics Analysis: Using Fourier to Analyze Waveforms

Published by Amna Ahmad All repetitive waveforms can be composed of combinations of many sinusoidal waves. Any waveform can be analyzed to determine the component quantities. In this article, learn how to use Fourier Analysis to determine the amplitudes of harmonic components and their phase relationship to the fundamental component in various periodic non-sinusoidal waveforms.Continue reading “Harmonics Analysis: Using Fourier to Analyze Waveforms”

The Trouble With Capacitors Part 2

Published by R. Fehr, P.E., Engineering Consultant, Jan 1, 2004 Here’s how to reduce the effect of capacitor switching on your power system Last month’s article discussed exactly what happens when electric utilities switch shunt capacitors: power system components are exposed to transient voltages and currents produced by energizing and de-energizing these devices. Those transientsContinue reading “The Trouble With Capacitors Part 2”

The Trouble With Capacitors Part 1

Published by R. Fehr, P.E., Engineering Consultant, Dec 1, 2003 Although shunt capacitors offer several advantages at all voltage levels, those advantages come at a price. Not only must you purchase, install, and maintain capacitor equipment, you must be able to switch it in and out of service to get the most from the system.Continue reading “The Trouble With Capacitors Part 1”

Hazardous Step Voltage Nearby Pole Exited by High Voltage Surge

Published by Jarosław WIATER, Politechnika Białostocka, Wydział Elektryczny, Katedra Telekomunikacji i Aparatury Elektronicznej Abstract. This paper presents a ground potential rise (GPR) and voltage difference measurement results. Measurements were made for a model of a pole installed in homogeneous ground. The test stand was built in high voltage lab. It allows safe high voltage testingContinue reading “Hazardous Step Voltage Nearby Pole Exited by High Voltage Surge”