Analysis of shunt active power filters using PSCAD for parallel operation

Sürgevil T., Vardar K., Akpınar E.

6th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ELECO 2009, Bursa, Turkey, 5 - 08 November 2009 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The modularity of shunt active power filters (APF) is considered to be the most advantageous feature that allows parallel operation of a number of modules. From the viewpoint of reliability, flexibility, and efficiency, modular fltering approach is quite appropriate for high power applications. This configuration allows various control schemes to be employed, namely power and frequency splitting and capacity limitation control. In this paper, these configurations and methods for parallel operation of APFs will be analyzed in PSCAD and results will be discussed.