Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Juan C. Balda
Second Committee Member
Current Compensation, Current Control, D Q Axis, Power Electronics, Unbalanced Currents
The objective of this thesis is to present and evaluate a solution to the unbalanced current issue that can be found in three-phase electrical power grids. The solution is named unbalanced current static compensator (UCSC) and has the goal of balancing the currents at the source in order to mitigate adverse issues such as of negative- and zero-sequence currents that are generated by three-phase current unbalances.
The solution topology consists of three single-phase H-bridge converters that are controlled through an algorithm working in the d-q frame of reference. The algorithm is divided in three different stages: the phase synchronization and reference current generator stage, the DC-link voltage and current controller stage, and the PWM stage. The design and functionality of the UCSC topology and algorithm is validated through MATLAB/SIMULINKTM simulations.
Sanchez Tejada, Manuel Antonio, "Unbalanced Current Static Compensator" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 2260.