Course Title: 
Power Quality and FACTS
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Year Taught: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Power Quality and FACTS' is a course offered in the M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

Review of power quality issues, definitions and standards, causes and effects of power quality issues, measurements. Harmonic studies: Fourier analysis, FFT Analysis, HVDC systems and harmonics in HVDC Systems. Improvement techniques: Conventional compensators, Passive (RLC) compensators: shunt/series, Active (synchronous condensers). FACTS compensators: Shunt compensators: Passive/ variable z type Active/switched converter type. Series compensators: Passive/ variable z type. Active/switched converter type. Hybrid compensators. Harmonic Filters: Passive filters, tuned filters, design problems, Active filters-shunt, series, hybrid. Applications and Design problems. Estimation of rate/cost reduction due to hybrid filters. Active filter control schemes/algorithms: Time-domain and Frequency-domain algorithms, AI based control algorithms, analog/digital implementation. Case studies. Review of improved power quality converters and applications. Custom power parks concept: Custom power devices and applications. Lab Experiments: Simulation and Hardware experiments in Conventional/FACTS/Harmonic compensators.

  • J.Arillaga, N.R.Watson and S.Chen, “Power System Quality Assessment”, John Wiley & Sons, England, 2000.
  • Math J.Bollen, “Understanding Power Quality Problems-Voltage Sags and Interruptions”, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2000.
  • Bhim Singh, Ambrish Chandra and Kamal Al-Haddad, “Power Quality: Problems and mitigation Techniques”, Wiley 2015.
  • Enrique Acha and Manuel Madrigal,”Power Systems Harmonics-Computer Modeling and Analysis”, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2001.
  • George J. Wakileh, “Power Systems Harmonics-Fundamentals, Analysis and Filter Design”, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001.
  • Selected Publications on Power Quality Improvement.
  • Ewald F. Fuchs and Mohammad A. S. Masoum, “Power Quality in Power Systems and Electrical Machines”, 1st edition, Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, USA, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-12-369536-9.
  • Roger C. Dugan, Mark F. McGranaghan, Surya Santoso and H. Wayne Beaty, “Electrical Power Systems Quality”, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 2002, ISBN-10:0-07-138622-X.
  • Jos Arrillaga, Bruce C. Smith, Neville R. Watson and Alan R. Wood, “Power System Harmonic Analysis”, 1st edition, Jonh Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, 1997, ISBN-10:0-471-97548-6.
  • J. Schlabbach, D. Blume and T. Stephanblome, “Voltage Quality in Electrical Power Systems”, 1st edition, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, UK/1999, ISBN-10:0-85296-975-9, ISBN13:978-0-85296-975-5.
  • Alexander Kushko and Marc T. Thompson, “Power Quality in Electrical Systems”, 1st edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 2007, ISBN-10:0-07-147075-1, ISBN-13:978-0-07-147075-9.