Assessment of the Performance of Frequency Domain Models Based on Different Reference Points for Linearization

E. Tavukcu, S. Müller, J. Meyer



Power electronic-based loads are increasingly used in modern distribution systems. Such appliances inject harmonic currents into the power system and thus, they can have serious impacts on the power quality of the system. Therefore, it is necessary to find suitable frequency domain models of these loads to predict their contribution to the harmonic voltage levels. So far, various modeling approaches have been proposed in the relevant literature. Usually, they are parameterized based on laboratory measurements. In this paper, however, a circuit-based time domain model of a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) is implemented in MATLAB®/Simulink® and used for the parameter identification of three different frequency domain models. These models usually rely on a linearization of their emission characteristic and therefore, it is required to choose an appropriate reference voltage. As the supply voltage in real distribution systems is already distorted, the commonly made assumption of a sinusoidal reference voltage may increase the inaccuracy of models for strongly non-linear devices. Therefore, different reference points for the model parameterization are specified and their impact on the model performance under typical voltage distortions is studied.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 17)
Pages: 435-440 Date of Publication: 2019/07/15
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2019/04/10
REF: 337-19 Issue Date: July 2019
DOI:10.24084/repqj17.337 Publisher: EA4EPQ


Authors and affiliations

E. Tavukcu, S. Müller, J. Meyer
Technische Universitaet Dresden. Institute of Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering. Dresden (Germany)

Key words

Harmonic modeling, nonlinear load, frequency-domain analysis, harmonic distortion, power quality.


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