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Harmonic mitigation in distribution networks with high penetration of converter-connected DG

Pachanapan, Piyadanai and Dysko, Adam and Anaya-Lara, Olimpo and Lo, Kwok (2011) Harmonic mitigation in distribution networks with high penetration of converter-connected DG. In: Proceedings of IEEE PES Trondheim PowerTech 2011. IEEE, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4244-8419-5

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It is acknowledged that Distributed Generation, in spite of the benefits that it provides, causes harmonics problems due to the power converter interfaces. In this paper, a generic approach is adopted to reduce the harmonic injection from converter-connected DG units, using a phase-shifting technique. By changing the vector group between transformers that connect with either converter-connected DG or non-linear loads is operated off-line for a self-harmonic cancellation, without modifying the existing converter unit. The case study is based on the typical 17 bus, Dutch medium voltage (MV) network implemented in DIgSILENT PowerFactory.