Harmonics in Power Systems — Their Causes

  • George J. Wakileh
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


Harmonics in power systems have been known since the adoption of alternating current as a means for electric energy transmission. They have, however, been magnified nowadays with the increased use of non-linear devices. A nonlinear device produces non-sinusoidal current when supplied with a sinusoidal voltage1, and vice versa [3]. This chapter provides a review of the origins of power system harmonics.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Wakileh
    • 1
  1. 1.HohenemsAustria

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