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Course Detail

Course Name Power Quality
Course Code 15EEE353
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Credits Campus: Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Amritapuri
Year Taught 2015
Year Taught 2016
Year Taught 2017
Year Taught 2018


Unit 1

Introduction to power quality concepts: Need for PQ improvement, causes & effects – effects on utility side, and effects on customer side, Terms & definitions of power quality indices, PQ standards – IEEE / IEC.

Unit 2

Harmonic Analysis: Major sources, Minor sources of harmonics, Measurement and analysis techniques for harmonics.

Unit 3

Power Quality Improvement: Conventional compensation & FACTS compensation, Types of FACTS controllers, Control of FACTS devices, Tuned filters, Design of filters, Active filters- review of active filters, basic functioning of shunt & series active filters, Control of active filters,Hybrid filters – review of hybrid filters, working.

Improved power quality converters (IPQC) – review of IPQCs. Custom power-park, Custom power devices.

Text Books

  • M. H. J Bollen, ‘Understanding power quality problems’, IEEE Press, 1999.


  • J. Arillaga, N. R. Watson and S. Chen, ‘Power system quality assessment’, Wiley, 1999.
  • Narian G. Hingorani, and Laszlo Gyugyi, ‘Understanding FACTS concepts and technology’, IEEE Press, 2003.
  • T. J. E Miller, ‘Reactive power control in electric systems’, John Wiley & Sons, 1982.
  • C Sankaran, “Power Quality”, CRC Press, 2001.

‘Power Quality’ is a course offered in B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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