Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4–6, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

A Novel SinglePhase Shunt Active Power Filter Based on a CurrentSource Converter with Reduced Dc-Link

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_21,
        author={Catia Oliveira and Luis Barros and Joao Afonso and J. Pinto and Bruno Exposto and Vitor Monteiro},
        title={A Novel SinglePhase Shunt Active Power Filter Based on a CurrentSource Converter with Reduced Dc-Link},
        proceedings={Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4--6, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SESC},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Current harmonics Current source converter Shunt active power filter Power quality},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_21}
    }
    
  • Catia Oliveira
    Luis Barros
    Joao Afonso
    J. Pinto
    Bruno Exposto
    Vitor Monteiro
    Year: 2020
    A Novel SinglePhase Shunt Active Power Filter Based on a CurrentSource Converter with Reduced Dc-Link
    SESC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_21
Catia Oliveira1,*, Luis Barros1, Joao Afonso1, J. Pinto1, Bruno Exposto1, Vitor Monteiro1,*
  • 1: University of Minho
*Contact email: c.oliveira@dei.uminho.pt, vmonteiro@dei.uminho.pt

Abstract

Nowadays, the majority of electronic equipment behave as nonlinear loads, introducing Power Quality (PQ) problems into the Power Grid (PG), namely, current harmonics and low power factor. These PQ problems contribute to the reduction of the efficiency of the transmission and distribution PG, as well as induce the malfunctioning of sensitive loads connected to the PG. Therefore, the development of equipment able to mitigate these PQ problems is extremely important. In this context, this paper presents a novel single-phase Shunt Active Power Filter (SAPF) based on a current-source converter, where the key differencing factor, when compared with the conventional approach, is the reduced dc-link. As the proposed topology requires a reduced dc-link, it represents a relevant advantage, since a typical current-source converter needs an inductor with a high inductance in dc-link, which results in higher losses, costs and component sizing. The proposed SAPF with reduced dc-link is introduced in detail along the paper and a comprehensive comparison with the conventional SAPF is established based on computer simulations. Besides, an experimental validation was carried-out with a developed laboratory prototype, validating the main advantages of the proposed SAPF with reduced dc-link.