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A study on optimal locations and sizes of active filters as an additional function of distributed generation systems

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5 Author(s)
Yamamoto, F. ; Tech. Res. Center, Kansai Electr. Power Co. Inc., Hyogo, Japan ; Kitamura, A. ; Fujita, N. ; Nakanishi, Y.
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We investigate the reduction in harmonics using a distributed generation system. In this study, we assume that the inverter of the distributed generation system also acts as an active filter. We propose a method to determine the optimal locations and sizes of the active filters as a tool to evaluate the effect on reduction in harmonics. In this method, the problem is formulated as a combinatorial optimization problem and solved using reactive tabu search, a combinatorial optimization method. The simulation results show that a considerable effect can be achieved if the distributed generation system with active filter works effectively

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1999. IEEE SMC '99 Conference Proceedings. 1999 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:6 )

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