Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids

2nd Edition

Francisco C. De La Rosa

CRC Press
Published April 20, 2015
Reference - 278 Pages - 19 Color & 164 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482243833 - CAT# K23452

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Summary

Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids, Second Edition compiles the most relevant aspects of harmonics in a way that the unfamiliar reader can better grasp the subject matter and the experienced reader can directly access specific subjects of interest. The text begins with a definition of harmonics, along with analytical expressions for electrical parameters under nonsinusoidal situations, and then:

  • Discusses important and widely used industry standards to control harmonic distortion levels
  • Describes methods to mitigate the effects of harmonics, detailing the operation principles and design of passive filters and active filter fundamentals
  • Presents alternative methods, such as stiffer AC sources, power converters with increased number of pulses, series reactors, and load reconfiguration
  • Reviews the elements that play a role in the study of the propagation of harmonic currents in a distribution network
  • Explains how to determine power losses in electrical equipment attributed to harmonic waveform distortion
  • Covers harmonics from solar and wind power converters and power electronics in FACTS and HVDC technologies
  • Explores harmonics from electric vehicles connected to the grid, superconductive fault current limiters, and electric vehicle charging stations

Featuring three new chapters, a number of new examples and figures, and updates throughout, Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids, Second Edition provides a comprehensive reference on harmonic current generation, propagation, and control in electrical power networks, including the broadly cited smart grid.

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