Power Quality Measurement and Analysis Basics

Published by Randy Barnett, Certified Energy Auditor and Trainer for NTT, Centennial, Colo. Email: randy@randybarnett.net , March 1st, 2012. How to interpret the results of a power quality site survey Analyzing electrical parameters associated with distributing electricity is viewed by many as complex engineering work. Yet, for engineers, electricians, and technicians troubleshooting equipment problems theseContinue reading “Power Quality Measurement and Analysis Basics”

Application Guide for Solving Harmonic Problems

Published by MYRON ZUCKER INC. , Website: http://www.myronzucker.com Definitions Harmonics are multiples of the fundamental frequency of an electrical power system. If, for example, the fundamental frequency is 60 Hz, then the 5th harmonic is five times that frequency, or 300 Hz. Likewise, the 7th harmonic is seven times the fundamental, or 420 Hz, andContinue reading “Application Guide for Solving Harmonic Problems”

Harmonic Current and Voltage Distortion

Published by Michael Z. Lowenstein, President of Harmonics Ltd., Monroe, Conn. Nov 1st, 2002. To obtain the effective voltage for a system in which voltages of several frequencies are present, you must add the voltages in an rms fashion. Understanding the causes, similarities, and differences between current and voltage distortion will help you pinpoint mostContinue reading “Harmonic Current and Voltage Distortion”

Standard EN 50160 – Voltage Characteristics of Public Distribution Systems

Published by Henryk Markiewicz, Email: henryk.markiewicz@pwr.wroc.pl, & Antoni Klajn, Email: antoni.klajn@pwr.wroc.pl, Wroclaw University of Technology, July 2004. Website: http://www.pwr.wroc.pl Source: Leonardo Power Quality Initiative (LPQI) Power Quality Application Guide Voltage Disturbances 5.4.2 Standard EN 50160 Introduction Electrical energy is a product and, like any other product, should satisfy the proper quality requirements. If electrical equipmentContinue reading “Standard EN 50160 – Voltage Characteristics of Public Distribution Systems”

Harmonics Mitigation and Power Quality Improvement in Grid Connected Wind Power Plant Using STATCOM

Published by Nasiru B. Kadandani, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. Email: nbkadandani.ele@buk.edu.ng. Published in: The Proceedings of Second International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Clean Energy and Green Computing, Konya, Turkey, 2015. Abstract Grid integration of intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar is usually associated with power quality disturbanceContinue reading “Harmonics Mitigation and Power Quality Improvement in Grid Connected Wind Power Plant Using STATCOM”

PQ Analysis: Power Factor, Unbalance and Harmonics

Published by testguy, November 23, 2019. Website: testguy.net Power Factor, Unbalance and Harmonics Electrical loads are often composed of more than just pure resistance, the combination of resistance and reactance in an AC system is called the impedance. Reactance comes in two forms: inductive and capacitive, both of which do not contribute to “useful” work on theContinue reading “PQ Analysis: Power Factor, Unbalance and Harmonics”

Understanding Current and Voltage Harmonics

Published by L&T Electrical & Automation, Website: lntebg.in Source: https://www.lntebg.in/about-us/blog/understanding-current-voltage-harmonics/ Current and voltage harmonics are often used interchangeably. At most places, only harmonics is quoted and whether the values pertain to current or voltage is not mentioned. The differentiation can be done on the basis of their origin. Understanding Total Harmonic Distortion The current andContinue reading “Understanding Current and Voltage Harmonics”

Power Quality Measurements Near DER and Disturbing Loads

Published by Ir. M. van Lumig, Electrical Power Systems, Analysis and Concepts Laborelec NL Beek-Maastricht Airport, the Netherlands, e-mail: michiel.vanlumig@laborelec.com Ir. S. Bhattacharyya, Electrical Energy Systems Group Technical University Eindhoven Eindhoven, the Netherlands, e-mail: s.bhattacharyya@tue.nl Dr. ir. J.F.G. Cobben, Electrical Energy Systems Group Technical University Eindhoven Eindhoven, the Netherlands Prof.ir. W.L. Kling, Electrical Energy SystemsContinue reading “Power Quality Measurements Near DER and Disturbing Loads”