IRP Theory based UPQC for Power Quality Profile Enhancement in Distribution System
V. Veera Nagi Reddy1, D.V. Ashok Kumar2, Venkata Reddy kota3

1V.Veera Nagi Reddy, Research Scholar, Department of EEE, Kakinada (A.P), India.
2Venkata Reddy kota, Professor, Department of EEE, RGMCET, Nandyal, Kurnool (A.P), India.
3D.V. Ashok Kumar, Professor, Department of EEE, JNTU, Kakinada (A.P), India.

Manuscript received on 18 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 February 2019 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2019 | PP: 288-293 | Volume-8 Issue-3, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: C5864028319/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Power system network will never operate under ideal conditions but contains power quality problems. FACTS based controllers like DVR, DSTATCOM and APF (active power filter) are some of the compensating devices used to improve power quality. UPQC (unified power quality conditioner) is a back-to-back converter topology with common DC-link voltage employed to improve power quality. This paper presents multi-level (three-level) UPQC as power quality conditioner in distribution system. The pulses from hysteresis control trigger UPQC where reference currents are generated using IRP (instantaneous reactive power) control theory for shunt controller and SRF theory for series controller. Analysis is presented with the conditions like UPQC as series compensator conditioning source voltage, UPQC as shunt compensator compensating harmonics in source current and UPQC as (series and shunt) compensator conditioning source voltage and harmonics. System proposed is build and analysis is presented using MATLAB/SIMULINK software.
Keywords: Current Compensation, Harmonics Compensation, IRP Theory, Power Quality, UPQC, Voltage Compensation.

Scope of the Article: Quality Control