Measurement of Simplified Single- And Three-Phase Parameters for Harmonic Emission Assessment Based on IEEE 1459-2010

Valentina Cosentino, Antonio Cataliotti, Giovanni Artale, Salvatore Guaiana, Nicola Panzavecchia, Dario Di Cara

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This article investigates the feasibility of using a simplified approach, based on the measurement of power ratio parameters, for harmonic emissions assessment at the point of common coupling (PCC). The proposed approach comes from the common concept of power factor correction and the definitions of the IEEE Std. 1459-2010, where line utilization and harmonic pollution levels are evaluated by means of ratios between the power quantities of the apparent power decomposition. In addition to the IEEE Std. 1459-2010 indicators, in this article, the behavior is studied of additional parameters that are conceptually similar to those defined by the IEEE Std. 1459-2010. The suitability of such parameters is discussed, for both single- and three-phase balanced/unbalanced cases, taking into account both their behavior in different scenarios and their effectiveness when the measurement uncertainty is taken into account. The study is supported by some simulation results that have been obtained on an IEEE benchmark power system, which allows reproducing linear and nonlinear load conditions, balanced and unbalanced operating conditions, and the presence of capacitors for power factor correction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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