Abstract:This paper presents design, modeling and simulation of One inverter is controlled as a variable voltage source in the
Unified power quality conditioner system to improve the power series APF, and the other as a variable current source in the
quality. Unified power quality conditioner consists of combined shunt APF
series and shunt active power filters for simultaneous
compensation of voltage and current. The Unified power quality
conditioner system is modeled using the elements of Simulink
and it is simulated using matlab.A new synchronousreference
frame based control method and dq0 theory is used to improve
the power quality at the point of common coupling on power
distribution systems under unbalanced and distorted load
conditions. The results are analyzed and presented using
matlab/simulink software.
KeywordsActive power filter (APF), phaselockedloop (PLL),
power quality (PQ), synchronous referenceframe (SRF), unified
powerquality (PQ) conditioner (UPQC).
I. INTRODUCTION
UNIFIED POWERQUALITY CONDITIONER (UPQC)
systems were widely studied by many researchers as an
eventual method to improve the PQ in electrical distribution Fig. 1 Configuration of the UPQC
systems [3]. The term power quality (PQ) has gained
significant attention in the past few years. The advancement Fig1 shows the basic configuration of the unified power
in the semiconductor device technology has made it possible quality Conditioner. The shunt converter Of the UPQC must
to realize most of the power electronics based be connected as close as possible to the nonlinear load,
devices/prototypes at commercial platform. As a rule of instead of the network side. The UPQC approach is the most
thumb in all areas of engineering, the proper utilization of powerful compensator for a scenario as depicted in Fig 1,
the resources that we have in the most efficient way has lead where the supply voltage Vs is itself already unbalanced &
to great development and is the major concern for most distorted &is applied critical load that require high power
engineers in their respective fields. Reactive power quality .On the other hand, part of the total load include
compensation is one of the common yet very important nonlinear loads that inject a large amount of harmonic
issues for power system engineers at transmission as well as current into the network, which should be filtered [1]. In
at distribution level. It is a wellknown fact that a typical fig1, current iLrepresents all nonlinear loads that should be
distribution network consist of distribution transformer, compensated. The shunt active filter of the UPQC can
motor loads, etc., demands reactive power. This load compensate all undesirable current components, including
reactive power demand level is mainly affected by the type harmonics, imbalances due to negative and zero sequence
of loads present on the network. The capacitor banks have components at fundamental frequency, and the load reactive
been used to compensate the loadreactive power demand. It power as well. The same kind of compensation can be
is the Simplest and under certain conditions, is a very performed by the series active filter for the supply voltage,
effective way to compensate the loadreactive power hence, the simultaneous compensation performed by the
demand. This traditional way has certain major UPQC guarantees that both the compensated voltage VL at
disadvantages, such as fixed compensation, possible load terminal and compensated current is that is drawn from
Occurrence of resonance condition with nearby loads, the power system become balanced, so that they contains no
switching transient, bulky size, aging effect, etc [6]. unbalance from negative and zero sequence components at
fundamental frequency. Moreover, they are sinusoidal and
II. UNIFIED POWERQUALITY in phase, if the load reactive power is also compensated.
CONDITIONER (UPQC) Additionally, the shunt active filter has to provide dc link
voltage regulation, absorbing or injecting energy from or
The UPQC consists of two voltage source inverters
into the power distribution system, to cover losses in
connected back to back with each other sharing a common
converters, and correct eventual transient compensation
dc link.
errors that lead to undesirable transient power flows into the
Manuscript Received on August 2014.
UPQC. It might be interesting to design UPQC controllers
Manoj D. Kharad, Department of electrical engineering MSSs College
that allow different selections of the compensating
Of Engineering And Technology, Jalna,Maharashtra, India. functionalities [1].
Naveen Kumar, Department of electrical engineering MSSs College
Of Engineering And Technology, Jalna,Maharashtra, India.
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1
Iso= [isa + isb + isc] ......eq1
3
III. THE UPQC CONTROL STRATEGY
2 1 1
Is= [isa  isb  isc] ..eq2
3 2 2
A. Shunt Control Strategy: 1
The shunt active power filter is provided the current and the Is= 2[ isb  isc] ..... eq3
reactive power (if the system need) compensation. It acts as 1
Vso= 3[vsa + vsb + vsc]... eq4
a controlled current generator that compensated the load
current to force the source currents drained from the 2 1 1
Vs= [vsa vsb  vsc]..eq5
3 2 2
network to be sinusoidal, balanced and in phase with the 1
positivesequence system voltages. The conventional SRF Vs= [ vsb  vsc] ..eq6
2
method can be used to extract the harmonics contained in The source side instantaneous real and imaginary power
the supply voltages or currents. For current harmonic components are calculated by using source currents and
compensation, the distorted currents are first transferred into phaseneutral voltages as given in eq7 and eq8.
twophase stationary coordinates using transformation P= VsIs+VsIs...............eq7
(same as in pq theory). After that, the stationaryframe Q=  Vs Is + Vs Is..eq8
quantities are transferred into synchronous rotatingframes The instantaneous real and imaginary powers include both
using cosine and sinus functions from the phaselockedloop oscillating and average components. Average components of
(PLL). The sinus and cosine functions help to maintain p and q consist of positive sequence components of source
thesynchronization with supply voltage and current. Similar current. The oscillating components of p and q include
to the pq theory, using filters, the harmonics and harmonic and negative sequence components of source
fundamental componentsare separated easily and transferred currents [2]. In order to reduce neutral current, p is
back to the abc frame as reference signals for the filter. calculated by using average and oscillating components of
The conventional SRFalgorithm is also known as dq imaginary power and oscillating component of the real
method, and it is based on abc to dq0 transformation power. These currents are transformed to threephase system
(park transformation), whichis proposed for active filter as shown in The reference currents are calculated in order to
Compensation [3]. The instantaneous threephase currents compensate neutral, harmonic and reactive currents in the
and voltages are transformed to coordinates as shown load. These reference source current signals are then
in equation 1 to6. compared with sensed threephase source currents, and the
errors are processed by hysteresis band PWM controller to
generate the required switching signals for the shunt APF.
Valpha
In1
Valpha
isa*
P Isalpha*
1 V
Vbeta In2
Vsabc
Vbeta
i0
P
2 I
ILabc Q In1
Valpha
Subsystem In2 isb* 1
3
isa*
Vbeta isbeta* In3
Idc
Fo=50Hz p
Vdc Product
In1
In2 isc*
In3
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Vabc
A Vabc
A A Diode Bridge
Iabc Scope Scope1 Scope2
Iabc
N B B a A
B a +
b
C b A1
C
c C
ThreePhase Source c 
A2
ThreePhase
ThreePhase
VI Measurement
2
VI Measurement1
1
Scope3
Diode Bridge1
A +
Discrete,
c
b
a
Vabc
Iabc
Ts = 5e006 s.
A1 
c
b
a
C
A
B
pow ergui
Vabc
Iabc
C
A
G
G A
+ B

 C
C
v +
Vdc
Idcref
Vref Vref
700 Vdcref
Vsabc Pulses
Reference Vtg. PI Controller
Vf
Vref _1
Isa*
ILabc
isa*
Pulses IL Idc
Vdc
If
Vd=2/3[Va*sinwt+Vb*sin(wt Freq
dq0
2/3)+Vc*sin(wt+2/3)]Vq=2/3[Va*coswt+Vb*cos(wt2/3) abc 1
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In the simulation studies, the results are specified before and FFT window: 5 of 50 cycles of selected signal
20
0.5 0.51 0.52 0.53 0.54 0.55 0.56 0.57 0.58 0.59
Time (s)
(A)
(A)
200
200
0.5 0.51 0.52 0.53 0.54 0.55 0.56 0.57 0.58 0.59
Time (s)
(B)
(B)
Fig. 6 Simulation Results for FFT Analysis of the UPQC
(C) System
(a) Source current (Iabc), (b) Load voltage (VLabc),
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V. CONCLUSION
The UPQC system is successfully designed and modeled
using the circuit elements of simulink. The simulation
results show that, when unbalanced and nonlinear load
current or unbalanced and distorted mains voltage
conditions, the above control algorithms eliminate the
impact of distortion and unbalance of load current on the
power line, making the power factor unity. Meanwhile, the
series APF isolates the loads voltages and source voltage,
the shunt APF provides threephase balanced and rated
currents for the loads. The THD in the output is reduced by
using UPQC. The scope of this work is the modeling and
simulation of UPQC system. The hardware implementation
is yet to be done. The simulation can be extended to multi
bus system.
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