IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2013
This paper deals with improving the voltage quality of sensitive loads from voltage sags using dynamic voltage restorer (DVR). The higher active power requirement associated with voltage phase jump compensation has caused a substantial rise in size and cost of dc link energy storage system of DVR. The existing control strategies either mitigate the phase jump or improve the utilization of dc link energy by (i) reducing the amplitude of injected voltage, or (ii) optimizing the dc bus energy support. In this paper, an enhanced sag compensation strategy is proposed that mitigates the phase jump in the load voltage while improving the overall sag compensation time. An analytical study shows that the proposed method significantly increases the DVR sag support time (more than 50%) compared with the existing phase jump compensation methods. This enhancement can also be seen as a considerable reduction in dc link capacitor size for new installation. The performance of proposed method is evaluated using simulation study.
- Dynamic voltage restorer (DVR)
- Voltage source inverter (VSI)
- Voltage sag compensation
- Voltage phase jump compensation.
Fig. 1. Basic DVR based system configuration
EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS:
Fig. 2. Simulation results for the proposed sag compensation method for 50% sag depth. (a) PCC voltage, (b) load voltage, (c) DVR voltage, (d) DVR active and reactive power, and (e) dc link voltage.
Fig. 3. Simulation results for the proposed sag compensation method for 23% sag depth. (a) PCC voltage, (b) load voltage, (c) DVR voltage, (d) DVR active and reactive power, and (e) dc link voltage.
In this paper an enhanced sag compensation scheme is proposed for capacitor supported DVR. The proposed strategy improves the voltage quality of sensitive loads by protecting them against the grid voltage sags involving the phase jump. It also increases compensation time by operating in minimum active power mode through a controlled transition once the phase jump is compensated. To illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method an analytical comparison is carried out with the existing phase jump compensation schemes. It is shown that compensation time can be extended from 10 to 25 cycles (considering pre sag injection as the reference method) for the designed limit of 50% sag depth with 450 phase jump. Further extension in compensation time can be achieved for intermediate sag depths. This extended compensation time can be seen as considerable reduction in dc link capacitor size (for the studied case more than 50%) for the new installation. The effectiveness of the proposed method is evaluated through extensive simulations in MATLAB/Simulink and validated on a scaled lab prototype experimentally. The experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed phase jump compensation method for practical applications.
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