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Energies 2017, 10(3), 372; doi:10.3390/en10030372

Stochastic Residential Harmonic Source Modeling for Grid Impact Studies

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Electrical Energy Systems Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612AP Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Alliander N.V., Groningensingel 1, 6835EA Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Ying-Yi Hong
Received: 5 December 2016 / Revised: 19 February 2017 / Accepted: 7 March 2017 / Published: 17 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electric Power Systems Research 2017)
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Abstract

With the introduction of more non-linear loads, e.g., compact fluorescent lamps, electric vehicles, photovoltaics, etc., the need to determine the harmonic impact of the residential load is rising, illustrated by the many studies performed on their harmonic impact. Traditionally, these studies are performed for a single new device and single penetration level, neglecting the harmonic interaction between new types of devices, as well as giving little information at which moment in time possible problems may arise. A composite approach to access the impact of harmonic sources on the distribution network is therefore proposed. This method combines a bottom-up stochastic modeling of the residential load with harmonic measurement data and harmonic load-flows all based on a scenario analysis. The method is validated with measurement data and shows a good prediction of the current level of harmonics in a residential neighborhood for the current situation. To demonstrate the applicability of the proposed method, case studies are performed on the IEEE European Low Voltage Test Feeder. These case studies show a marked difference between applying individual device-based models and a composite modeling approach, demonstrating why the proposed approach is an adequate method for the determination of the impact of new devices on the harmonics. View Full-Text
Keywords: harmonic analysis; harmonic distortion; harmonic standards; low voltage network harmonic analysis; harmonic distortion; harmonic standards; low voltage network
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Ye, G.; Nijhuis, M.; Cuk, V.; Cobben, J.S. Stochastic Residential Harmonic Source Modeling for Grid Impact Studies. Energies 2017, 10, 372.

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