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



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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