Harmonic resonance assessment for transmission class shunt capacitors

G. T. Heydt, H. U. Patil, J. Loehr, T. Larose

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper describes an assessment tool for potential problems associated with high harmonic voltages and harmonic resonance in power transmission systems. The assessment is made in the design phase for placement and sizing of shunt capacitors in the transmission system. The tool employs the IEEE Recommended Practice 519 which specifies the maximum harmonic current at a given transmission bus. If this limiting harmonic current is injected into the transmission system, harmonic voltages will occur. The assessment tool is the evaluation of the resulting harmonic voltage magnitude at the capacitor placement bus, and the evaluation of whether this harmonic voltage magnitude exceeds IEEE 519 limits. If the harmonic voltage exceeds the limit, the given size of the shunt capacitor and / or the proposed location is deemed to be inadvisable or worthy of additional scrutiny. A scan of possible reactive power support values is proposed to identify problematic cases. This is termed a capacitance scan because the scan corresponds to varying reactive power support at a bus. An application in a large interconnected transmission system is shown in the Southwest United States. Suggestions for software implementation are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2016-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781509021574
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2016
Event2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016 - Dallas, United States
Duration: May 3 2016May 5 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016
CountryUnited States
CityDallas
Period5/3/165/5/16

Keywords

  • capacitance scan
  • Harmonics
  • IEEE 519
  • resonance
  • shunt capacitors
  • transmission engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Harmonic resonance assessment for transmission class shunt capacitors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Heydt, G. T., Patil, H. U., Loehr, J., & Larose, T. (2016). Harmonic resonance assessment for transmission class shunt capacitors. In 2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016 (Vol. 2016-July). [7520072] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TDC.2016.7520072