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1. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME106A SEVEN LEVEL CASCADED MULTILEVEL DSTATCOM FORCOMPENSATION OF REACTIVE POWER AND HARMONICS USINGPSCPWM AND LSCPWM TECHNIQUESD.MOHAN REDDY1, T.GOWRIMANOHAR21(Associate Professor,Department of EEE, Sri Vasavi Institute Of Engg &Technology,Machilipatnam, Krishna Dist, India)2(Associate Professor,Department of EEE, SVUniversity,Tirupati,Chittoor Dist, India)ABSTRACTThe “multilevel converter” has drawn tremendous interest in the power industry. Thegeneral structure of the multilevel converter is to synthesize a sinusoidal voltage from severallevels of voltages, Multilevel voltage source converters are emerging as a new breed ofpower converter options for high power applications, These converter topologies can generatehigh-quality voltage waveforms with power semiconductor switches operating at a frequencynear the fundamental. Among the available multilevel converter topologies, the cascadedmultilevel converter constitutes a promising alternative, providing a modular design that canbe extended to allow a transformer less connection. This paper presents a three-phase, sevenlevel cascaded multilevel voltage source inverter based DSTATCOM for power lineconditioning to improve power quality in the distribution network. Finally a level shiftedPWM (LSPWM) and phase shifted PWM (PSPWM) techniques are adopted to investigate theperformance of CHB Inverter based DSTATCOM. The results are obtained through Mat lab /Simulink software package.Keywords: Cascaded H- Bridge Multilevel Inverter, DSTATCOM, Instantaneous powertheory, Power quality.PWM.I. INTRODUCTIONIn recent years Electrical Power Quality had obtained more attention in powerengineering. In present day’s power distribution systems is suffering from severe powerquality problems. These power quality problems include high reactive power burden,harmonics currents, load unbalance, excessive neutral current etc. The measure of powerINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED RESEARCH INENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (IJARET)ISSN 0976 - 6480 (Print)ISSN 0976 - 6499 (Online)Volume 4, Issue 2 March – April 2013, pp. 106-118© IAEME: www.iaeme.com/ijaret.aspJournal Impact Factor (2013): 5.8376 (Calculated by GISI)www.jifactor.comIJARET© I A E M E
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME107quality depends upon the needs of the equipment that is being supplied. What is good powerquality for an electric motor may not be good enough for a personal computer. Usually theterm power quality refers to maintaining a sinusoidal waveform of bus voltages at ratedvoltage and frequency . The waveform of electric power at generation stage is purelysinusoidal and free from any distortion. Many of the Power conversion and consumptionequipment are also designed to function under pure sinusoidal voltage waveforms. However,there are many devices that distort the waveform. These distortions may propagate all overthe electrical network. In recent years, there has been an increased use of non-linear loadswhich has resulted in an increased fraction of non-sinusoidal currents and voltages in ElectricNetwork. The wave shape phenomena associated with power quality may be characterizedinto synchronous and non synchronous phenomena. Synchronous phenomena refer to those insynchronism with A.C waveform at power frequency ,.A group of controllers together called Custom Power Devices (CPD), which includethe DSTATCOM (distribution static compensator), The DSTATCOM, is a shunt-connecteddevice, which takes care of the power quality problems in the currents It consists of a dccapacitor, three-phase inverter (IGBT, thyristor) module, ac filter, coupling transformer and acontrol strategy. The basic electronic block of the D-STATCOM is the voltage-sourcedinverter that converts an input dc voltage into a three-phase output voltage at fundamentalfrequency. The D-STACOM employs an inverter to convert the DC link voltage Vdc on thecapacitor to a voltage source of adjustable magnitude and phase. Therefore the D-STATCOMcan be treated as a voltage-controlled source. The D-STATCOM can also be seen as acurrent-controlled source. The generalized instantaneous reactive power theory which isvalid for sinusoidal or non-sinusoidal and balanced or unbalanced three-phase power systemswith or without zero-sequence currents were later proposed . The construction controllerof the D-STATCOM is used to operate the inverter in such a way that the phase anglebetween the inverter voltage and the line voltage is dynamically adjusted so that the D-STATCOM generates or absorbs the desired VAR at the point of connection. The phase ofthe output voltage of the thyristor-based inverter, Vi, is controlled in the same way as thedistribution system voltage, Vs.The DSTATCOM is based on the instantaneous real-power theory; it provides goodcompensation characteristics in steady state as well as transient states . The instantaneousreal-power theory generates the reference currents required to compensate the distorted linecurrent harmonics and reactive power. It also tries to maintain the dc-bus voltage across thecapacitor constant. Another important characteristic of this real-power theory is the simplicityof the calculations, which involves only algebraic calculation .A multilevel inverter can reduce the device voltage and the output harmonics byincreasing the number of output voltage levels. There are several types of multilevelinverters: cascaded H-bridge (CHB), neutral point clamped, flying capacitor [2-5]. Inparticular, among these topologies, CHB inverters are being widely used because of theirmodularity and simplicity. Various modulation methods can be applied to CHB inverters.CHB inverters can also increase the number of output voltage levels easily by increasing thenumber of H-bridges. This paper presents a DSTATCOM with a proportional integralcontroller based CHB multilevel (five level and seven level) inverter for the harmonics andreactive power mitigation of the nonlinear loads. This type of arrangements have been widelyused for PQ applications due to increase in the number of voltage levels, low switchinglosses, low electromagnetic compatibility for hybrid filters and higher order harmonicelimination.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME108II.PROPOSED SYSTEMFig 1: Schematic Diagram of DSTATCOMInstantaneous real-power theory based cascaded multilevel inverter based DSTATCOMis connected in the distribution network at the PCC through filter inductances and operates in aclosed loop. The DSTATCOM system contains a cascaded inverter, RL-filters, a compensationcontroller (instantaneous real-power theory) and switching signal generator (proposed triangular-sampling current modulator) as shown in the Fig 1. The three-phase supply source connected withnon-linear load and these nonlinear loads currents contains fundamental and harmoniccomponents. If the active power filter provides the total reactive and harmonic power, is (t) willbe in phase with the utility voltage and would be sinusoidal. At this time, the active filter mustprovide the compensation current therefore, active power filter estimates the fundamentalcomponents and compensating the harmonic current and reactive power.2.1 Seven level CHB InverterFig. 2 Seven level CHB inverterFig 2 Shows the seven level multilevel inverter and Table shows the switching states of the sevenlevel inverter.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME109Table I Switching table for Full H-Bridge of seven level inverterSwitches Turn ON VoltageLevelS1,S2,S6,S8,S10,S12 Vdc/3S1,S2,S5,S6,S10,S12 2Vdc/3S1,S2,S5,S6,S9,S10 VdcS2,S4,S6,S8,S10,S12 0S3,S4,S6,S8 S10,S12 -Vdc/3S3,S4,S7,S8,S10,S12 -2Vdc/3S3,S4,S7,S8,S11,S12 -VdcIII. REFERENCE CURRENT CONTROL STRATEGY:The control scheme of the shunt active power filter must calculate the currentreference signals from each phase of the inverter using instantaneous real-powercompensator. The block diagram as shown in Fig.3, that control scheme generates thereference current required to compensate the load current harmonics and reactive power. ThePI controller is tried to maintain the dc-bus voltage across the capacitor constant of thecascaded inverter. This instantaneous real- power compensator with PI-controller is used toextracts reference value of current to be compensated.Fig 3: Reference current generator using instantaneous real-power theoryThese reference currents isa*, isb *and isc * are calculated instantaneously without anytime delay by using the instantaneous α,β coordinate currents. The required referencescurrent derivate from the inverse Clarke transformation and it can be written as(1)The p-q theory performs a Clarke transformation of a stationary system of coordinatesa bc to an orthogonal reference system of coordinates α ,β. In a bc coordinates axes are fixedon the same plane, apart from each other by 1200that as shown in Fig 2. The instantaneous
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME110space vectors voltage and current Va , ia are set on the a-axis, Vb , ib are on the b axis, andVc, ic are on the c axis. These space vectors are easily transformed into α ,β coordinates. Theinstantaneous source voltages vsa, vsb, vsc are transformed into the α ,β coordinate’s voltageVα, Vβ by Clarke transformation as follows:(2)Similarly, the instantaneous source current isa, isb, isc also transformed into the α ,βcoordinate’s current i α , i β by Clarke transformation that is given as:(3 a)Where α and β axes are the orthogonal coordinates. They Vα , iα are on the α-axis,and Vβ, iβ are on the β-axis. The reference currents isa*, isb * and isc * are compared withactual source current isa , isb and isc that facilitates generating cascaded multilevel inverterswitching signals using the proposed triangular-sampling current modulator. The smallamount of real-power is adjusted by changing the amplitude of fundamental component ofreference currents and the objective of this algorithm is to compensate all undesirablecomponents. When the power system voltages are balanced and sinusoidal, it leads toconstant power at the dc bus capacitor and balanced sinusoidal currents at AC mainssimultaneously. The orthogonal coordinates of voltage and current vα, iα are on the α-axisand vβ, iβ are on the β-axis. Let the instantaneous real-power calculated from the α-axis andβ - axis of the current and voltage respectively. These are given by the conventionaldefinition of real-power as :(3 b)3.1. PWM Techniques for CHB InverterThe most popular PWM techniques used for CHB inverter are1. Phase Shifted Carrier PWM (PSCPWM)2. Level Shifted Carrier PWM (LSCPWM)V. MATLAB/SIMULINK MODELING AND SIMULATION RESULTSHere the simulation is carried out by three cases1. Non-linear load Without DSTATCOM2. Non-linear load with seven level PSCPWM cascaded multilevel DSTATCOM and3. Non-linear load with seven level LSCPWM Cascaded multilevel DSTATCOM.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME111Case 1: Nonlinear load without DSTATCOMFig 6 : Matlab/Simulink model of nonlinear load without DSTATCOMFig-7 shows the three phase source voltages, three phase source currents and load currentsrespectively without DSTATCOM. It is clear that without DSTATCOM load current andsource currents are same.Fig 7: Source voltage, Source current, Load current without DSTATCOMCase 2: Non-linear load with seven level PSCPWM cascaded multilevel DSTATCOMFig.8 Seven-level PSCPWM outputFig 8 shows the seven level inverter output with Phase shifted Carrier pulse widthmodulation. From the Fig we can clearly observe the seven voltage levels.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME112Fig 9: Matlab/Simulink Model of Nonlinear load with Five level Cascaded multilevelDSTATCOMThe performance of the proposed instantaneous real-power compensator cascaded seven levelmultilevel inverter based DSTATCOM is evaluated through Matlab/Simulink tools. The non-linear diode rectifier R-L load is connected with ac mains and cascaded active filter isconnected in parallel at the PCC for injecting the anti-harmonics and eliminating theharmonics and improving the Reactive power.Fig 10: Source voltage, Source current, Load current with DSTATCOMFig-10 shows the three phase source voltages, three phase source currents and load currentsrespectively with Cascaded Multilevel five level Active power filter. It is clear that withDSTATCOM load current are same and source currents are compensated.Fig.11 shows theharmonic spectrum of Phase –A Source current without DSTATCOM. The THD of sourcecurrent without DSTATCOM is 36.89%.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME113Fig.11 Harmonic spectrum of Phase-A Source current without DSTATCOMFig. 12 Harmonic spectrum of Phase-A Source current with Seven level PSPWM -DSTATCOMFig12 shows the harmonic spectrum of Phase –A Source current with cascaded MultilevelSeven level PSCPWM with DSTATCOM. The THD of source current with Seven levelDSTATCOM is 4.37%.Fig 13 shows the power factor waveforms of the designed system without DSTATCOM. Thewaveform clearly shows that there is no unity power factor.Fig 13: Power Factor without DSTATCOM
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME114Fig 14: Unity power Factor with DSTATCOMFig 14 shows the power factor waveforms of the designed system with DSTATCOM. Thewaveform clearly shows that there is unity power factor where both the voltage and currentare in phase.Case-3 Level shifted carrier PWM technique resultsFig. 15 shows the phase-A voltage of Seven level output of level shifted carrier PWMinverter.Fig. 15 Seven level LSCPWM outputFig-16 shows the three phase source voltages, three phase source currents and load currentsrespectively with Cascaded Multilevel Seven level LSCPWM - DSTATCOM. It is clear thatwith DSTATCOM load current are same and source currents are compensated.
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME115Fig 16: Source voltage, Source current, Load current with Seven level LSPWM –DSTATCOMFig 17. shows the harmonic spectrum of Phase –A Source current with cascaded MultilevelSeven level LSPWM - DSTATCOM. The THD of source current with seven levelDSTATCOM is 4.37%.Fig. 17 Harmonic spectrum of Phase-A Source current with DSTATCOM
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME116Table-II Comparison between the PSCPWM and LSCPWM schemes and SystemSpecifications areComparison PSPWMLSPWM S.No System Parameters RatingswitchingfrequencySamefor alldevicesDifferent 1 voltage 11kv,50HzconductionperiodSamefor alldevicesDifferent 2 Inductance 0.9e-3hRotating ofswitchingpatternsNotrequiredRequired 3 Resistance 0.1ohmTHD ofSourceCurrent4.37% 2.82% 4 Load R=60,L=30e-35 Inverter Parameters DC Linkvoltage=14kvCONCLUSIONA seven level cascaded multilevel voltage source inverter based DSTATCOM usinginstantaneous real-power controller is found to be an effective solution for power lineconditioning. DSTATCOM with the proposed controller reduces harmonics and providesreactive power compensation due to non-linear load currents; as a result source current(s)become sinusoidal and unity power factor is also achieved under both transient and steadystate conditions. The proposed instantaneous real-power controller uses reduced computationfor reference current calculations compared to conventional approach. The cascaded inverterswitching signals are generated using triangular-sampling current controller; it provides adynamic performance under transient and steady state conditions. As evident from thesimulation studies, dc bus capacitor voltage settles early and has minimal ripple because ofthe presence of PI-controller. The THD of the source current is investigated for bothPSCPWM and LSCPWM for a seven level inverter based DSTATCOM. THD simulationresults under non-linear loads are investigated and found that the LSCPWM results are betterthan PSCPWM.REFERENCES Bhim Singh, Kamal Al-Haddad & Ambrish Chandra, “A New Control Approach to 3-phase Active Filter for Harmonics and Reactive Power Compensation”-IEEE Trans. onPower Systems, Vol. 46, NO. 5, pp.133 – 138, Oct-1999 W. K. Chang, W. M. Grady, Austin, M. J. Samotyj “Meeting IEEE- 519 HarmonicVoltage and Voltage Distortion Constraints with an Active Power Line Conditioner”- IEEETrans on Power Delivery, Vol.9, No.3, pp.1531-1537, 1994
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International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), ISSN 0976 –6480(Print), ISSN 0976 – 6499(Online) Volume 4, Issue 2, March – April (2013), © IAEME118AUTHORSMr. D. Mohan Reddy received the B.Tech. Degree in Electrical andElectronics Engineering from the JNT University, Hyderabad, India and hereceived the M.E Power Systems Engineering from Anna University Chennaiand presently pursuing PhD from S.V.University,Tirupati,India. Presently heis working as an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical andElectronics Engineering in Sri Vasavi Institute of Engineering andTechnology, Machilipatnam. His research areas of interests are powerelectronic converters, electrical drives and power quality.Dr T. Gowri Manohar received the B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD Degreesin Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the S.V.University, Tirupati,India. Presently he is working as an Associate Professor in the department ofElectrical and Electronics Engineering S.V.University, Tirupati, India. He ishaving 15 years of teaching experience and he was published 60 numbers ofvarious international and national conferences & journals. He is a seniorMember of IEEE and also he is a member in Indian Society for TechnicalEducation. His research areas of interests are Modern restructured powersystems, electrical drives and power quality and harmonics –issues & challenges.