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Design and Development of a Mini Custom Power Park with Power Quality Improvement

Project Incharge : Dr. Manjula G. Nair

Design and Development of a Mini Custom Power Park with Power Quality Improvement

Rapid growth in industry and automation drive has introduced diverse sensitive loads in electrical domain. These sensitive loads require uniform power to be fed without any perturbations. These sensitive loads are vulnerable to even small variations in voltage. This is critical in life support systems, cyber physical systems where data is very critical. These situations have changed the way traditional power generation and distribution sector. The end users are started expecting high quality power to be delivered to them as the loads on their side is sensitive in nature. A single stop solution to this changed requirements is the concept of Custom Power Park (CPP). A CPP can be defined as an entity with a dedicated power network which procures power from various power generating companies or grids and with the help of Custom Power Devices (CPD), improve the quality of power and deliver the end users the power with their required power quality. This research focuses on design and development of a Custom Power Park which provide customized service with high quality, regulated, uninterrupted, steady and clean electrical power service as per the customer demand with the help of custom power devices. The performance of various Custom Power Devices such as SSTS, STATCOM/ Shunt Active Filter, DVR/Series Active Filter etc. need to be analyzed. The functions of Shunt Active Filter such as Current harmonic compensation, Reactive power compensation, balancing of unbalanced load currents etc. need to be analyzed to ensure the load compensation. The performance of the Series Active Filter to maintain a constant load voltage profile under all the kinds of voltage perturbations has to be verified. In the research work, a novel and efficient controller for Series Active Filter to carry out compensation of voltage sag, swell, harmonics, magnitude and phase unbalance has been proposed. Performance analysis of prototype versions of the proposed Fundamental Voltage Peak Detection (FVPD) controller, for series active filters, will be compared against conventional control mechanisms. Implementation of hybrid Solid State Transfer Switch (SSTS) with fast response time has to be done. Experimental setup for custom power park for single phase system has to be done and performance of novel overall controller under various test conditions has to be analyzed. The prototype which will be implemented will have the capacity to coordinate all the various custom power devices and loads in the distribution network. This research has collaborations with CDAC Trivandrum, National Power Training Institute India and another collaboration for a project with West Virginia University, USA.

Title: DVR for Power Distribution Network

Center for Development of Advanced Computing, India

Dr. Tripta Thakur Director General

National Power Training Institute India

Dr. Sarika Khushalani Solanki

Associate Professor

Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering West Virginia University

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