Skip to Main Content
In this paper, a novel single-point strategy is proposed for the detection of the harmonic sources in power systems. The method is an improvement of a strategy previously proposed by the authors; it is developed from the IEEE Std 1459-2000 approach and it can be entirely implemented in the time domain, thus simplifying the measurement system. The effectiveness of the proposed method is evaluated by introducing simple decision-making rules and by taking the presence of the measurement transducers into account. Several simulations and experimental tests are presented, showing that the enhanced strategy is able to give an useful information on the detection of the dominant harmonic source upstream or downstream the metering section.