An improved harmonic load flow formulation
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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The paper contributes an improved harmonic load flow formulation with fewer convergence problems but the same accurate results as traditional formulations. The proposed formulation approaches the harmonic load flow problem as a single nonlinear equation system where the harmonic bus voltage influence on nonlinear load behavior is considered and harmonic bus voltages at linear buses are not included as unknowns. This formulation allows any sort of nonlinear load to be considered and uses the Newton-Raphson method with true Jacobian matrix to reduce the inherent increase in the number of iterations caused by the presence of highly distorted bus voltages. The numerical results obtained when solving a three-bus network operating under highly distorted bus voltages using traditional harmonic load flow formulations and the improved formulation are comparatively discussed.
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Electric power components and systems. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325008.2019.1689450
CitationRashid, A.; Mesas, J. J.; Sainz, L. An improved harmonic load flow formulation. "Electric power components and systems", 21 October 2019, vol. 47, núm. 16-17, p. 1562-1573.