Power quality improvement with an extended custom power park

Meral M. E. , Teke A., Bayındır K. Ç. , Tümay M.

ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH, vol.79, no.11, pp.1553-1560, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.epsr.2009.06.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1553-1560
  • Keywords: Custom power, Custom power park, Power quality control centre, STS, APF, DVR, VOLTAGE SAG
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


This paper describes the operation principles of an extended custom power park (CPP). The proposed park is more effective when it is compared to the conventional power parks regarding the yield of improving both current and voltage quality of linear and nonlinear loads using dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), active power filter (APF), static transfer switch (STS) and diesel generator (DG). Moreover, a supervisory power quality control centre is presented to coordinate these custom power (CP) devices by providing pre-specified quality of power. A fast sag/swell detection unit is also presented to improve the system response. The ability of the extended CPP for power quality improvements is further analyzed using PSCAD/EMTDC through a set of simulation tests. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.