A hybrid algorithm for fast detection and classification of voltage disturbances in electric power systems
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To minimize the adverse impacts of power quality disturbances on the electric power supply as well as on the customer equipment, there is clearly a need for detection and classification of such problems. In this paper, a fast detection algorithm for power quality disturbances is presented. The proposed method is a hybrid of two algorithms, abc–0dq transformation and 908 phase shift algorithms. The proposed algorithm is fast and reliable in detecting most voltage disturbances in power systems such as voltage sags, voltage swells, interrupts, flicker, harmonics, etc. In the proposed approach, the three-phase utility voltages are sensed separately by each of the algorithms. These algorithms are combined to explore their individual strengths for a better performance. When a disturbance occurs, both algorithms work together to recognize this distortion and send trip signals to static transfer switches. This control method can be used for critical loads protection in case of utility voltage distortion. Simulation and analysis results obtained in this study illustrate high performance of the strategy in different single-phase and three-phase voltage distortions.
CitationPouresmaeil, E.; Akorede, M.; Hojabri, M. A hybrid algorithm for fast detection and classification of voltage disturbances in electric power systems. "European transactions on electrical power", Gener 2011, vol. 21, núm. 1, p. 555-564.