IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Online ISSN : 1348-8163
Print ISSN : 0913-6339
ISSN-L : 0913-6339
A Proposal of a Load/Source Simulator Based on the UPFC (Unified Power Flow Controller) and Operating Performance of a 200-V, 10-kW Laboratory System
Yoshiaki TaguchiHirofumi Akagi
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2003 Volume 123 Issue 11 Pages 1295-1303


The main purpose of a load/source simulator is to imitate an actual load/source in terms of power or current. This paper proposes a novel load/source simulator based on the unified power flow controller that is one of FACTS devices. This system takes the following prominent advantage: The converter volt-ampere rating required for the proposed system is much smaller than that for a conventional system based on a BTB (Back-To-Back) converter. Experimental results obtained from a 200-V, 10-kW laboratory system confirm the viability and effectiveness of the system. This paper also discusses the control method theoretically, and analyzes a voltage fluctuation of the dc link, thus leading to system design.

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