Effect of Reference Generation Schemes on the Performance of Shunt Active Filter: A Comparison

  • S. SrinathEmail author
  • M. P. Selvan
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 134)


This paper deals with a comparative analysis of two different reference current generation schemes with respect to the use of abc-dq0 transformation, for the control of three phase Shunt Active Filter (SAF). Hysteresis current control is adapted for the generation of switching pulses for the Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) of SAF. The performances of these schemes are analyzed in a distribution system for extending harmonic compensation and complete reactive power support leading to unity input power factor. It is found from the simulation results that without using abc-dq0 transformation, the source current THD and unity input power factor is equally maintained within desirable limits, similar to the scheme employing transformation, but with less computational and implementation complexity.


Point of Common Connection (PCC) Non Linear load Current Harmonics Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Power Quality Active Power Filter (APF) Shunt Active Filter (SAF) Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyTiruchirappalliIndia

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