American Journal of Applied Sciences

IMPLEMENTATION OF SPACE VECTOR PULSE WIDTH MODULATION TECHNIQUE WITH GENETIC ALGORITHM TO OPTIMIZE UNIFIED POWER QUALITY CONDITIONER

M. Shankar, S. Monisha, H. Shesna, T. Vignesh, N. Sikkandar, S. Sundaramoorthi and S. Venkatesh

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.152.159

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 1

Pages 152-159

Abstract

This study proposes a novel control design of Unified Power Quality Conditioner (UPQC). This design is enabled by a control framework that employs Genetic Algorithm which determines optimum points and angle for filtering and Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation Technique (SVPWM) to offer significant flexibility to optimize waveform. In addition the same framework integrates the major functions of the UPQC with ease to unify the treatments of several power quality problems including system harmonics in the supply voltage and load current, sags/swells in the supply voltage, variations in the load demands and poor power factor at the supply side. Simulation studies on a three phase power distribution system are used to verify the performance and implementation of this control design with the UPQC.

Copyright

© 2014 M. Shankar, S. Monisha, H. Shesna, T. Vignesh, N. Sikkandar, S. Sundaramoorthi and S. Venkatesh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.