Single Phase Dynamic Voltage Restorer Topology Based on Five-level Ground point Shifting Inverter


A Single Phase Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) based on five-level ground point shifting multilevel inverter topology has been proposed in this paper. The proposed inverter has a floating ground point. Therefore, by shifting the ground point, it is observed that the inverter circuit gives five output voltage levels from single DC voltage source. This configuration uses less number of switches compared to the existing multilevel inverter topologies. A fast sag swell identification technique using d-q reference frame is also discussed in this paper. This proposed topology of the DVR can compensate voltage sag, swell, flicker and maintain the required voltage at the load bus. The detailed simulation study is carried out using MATLAB/Simulink to validate the result.


  1. Voltage sag
  2. Swell
  3. Ground Point Shifting Multilevel Inverter (GPSMI)
  4. Topology
  5. DVR



Fig. 1. General structure of the proposed DVR.


Fig. 2. (a) Grid terminal voltage (vt) and (b) load voltage (vl) during sag


Fig. 3. direct axis value of the d-q reference frame which is used to detect

sag in the system.

Fig. 4. During voltage sag (a) grid terminal voltage (vt), (b) series injected

voltage (vinj) and (c) inverter terminal voltage (vinv).

Fig. 5. FFT analysis of the series injected voltage (vinj).

Fig. 6. (a) Grid terminal voltage and (b) load voltage during Voltage flicker


This paper proposes dynamic voltage restorer based on the ground point shifting multilevel Inverter topology (GPSMI). And explained  the operation of the multilevel inverter and the power circuit diagram. The inverter topology requires less number of switches than conventional multi-level inverter. In this inverter topology, only two switches are active at any instant of time that reduce switch conduction loss. Using this multi-level inverter, reduced the passive filter requirement in the DVR topology. Proper PWM for this proposed inverter has been explained. Instantaneous sag identification technique using d-q reference frame has also been explained. This proposed DVR can mitigate the power quality problem like sag/swell and voltage flicker.


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Smooth Shunt Control of a Fuzzy based Distributed Power Flow Controller to Improve Power Quality



Presently, the quality of power supplied is essential to many customers. Power quality (PQ) is a valued utility service where many customers are prepared to pay and get it. In the future, distribution system operators ought to decide, to provide their customers with distinct PQ ranges at different prices. Here, in this paper, a new control action to improve and maintain and enhance the power quality of an electrical power system is proposed in this paper. Fuzzy based distributed power flow controller (DPFC) is designed and put into action to compensate the voltage imbalances arising in a power system. This customized DPFC is an advanced FACTS device, which has its structure analogous to unified power flow controller (UPFC). DPFC comprises of both series and shunt converters, in which its three phase series converter is distributed over the transmission line as several single phase static converters ensuring high controllability and reliability at a low cost compared to an UPFC. A central controlling circuit is designed to supply reference signals to each of the individual controlling circuits of both series and shunt converters. This customized device is applied to a single machine infinite bus power system having nonlinear loads connected to it and is simulated in MATLAB/Simulink environment by using OPAL-RT 5600 Real-time digital Simulator. The results demonstrate the validation of proposed technique to enhance the power quality.


  1. Power quality
  2. Voltage fluctuations
  3. Harmonic analysis
  4. Power harmonic filters
  5. Voltage control
  6. Load flow Voltage Sag and Swell
  7. Fuzzy Logic



Fig. 1. Control network of DPFC


Fig. 2. Voltage waveform during fault condition

Fig. 3. Current waveform during fault condition

Fig. 4. Simulated results for Voltage by employing DPFC controller

Fig. 5. Simulated results for Current by employing DPFC controller

Fig. 6. THD of load voltage without Controller

Fig. 7. FFT Analysis for PI Controller

Fig. 8. FFT Analysis for Fuzzy Controller


The work is presented to provide a solution for maintaining Power Quality at the distribution end, compensation of harmonics in grid voltage and in load currents. In order to consummate specified intentions in this paper a new concept for controlling power quality problems was proposed and implemented. By putting the customized device into action, results were analyzed for voltage dips and their mitigations for a three phase source with non-linear loads. The DPFC is modeled by positioning three control circuits designed independently. In this paper we also proposed and implemented the concept of fuzzy logic controller for having better controlling action, which will help in minimization/elimination of harmonics in the system. As compared to all other facts devices the Fuzzy based DPFC converter effectively controls all power quality problems and with this technique we can put THD to 3.04% proving the effectiveness of the proposed controller.


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