Estimation and classification of power losses due to reduced power quality

T. Bantras, V. Cuk, J.F.G. Cobben, W.L. Kling

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A Power Quality problem is defined as a problem that results in voltage, current, or frequency deviations and subsequently in failure, misoperation or premature aging of customer's equipment. However, beside these consequences, reduced Power Quality also leads to additional losses in the power system. Three phenomena that lead to additional losses, namely Harmonic Distortion, Unbalance and low Power Factor, are presented in this paper and a method for calculating the losses that they cause in the various parts of a typical industrial installation, such as transformers and cables, are analyzed. Additionally, a classification method for these losses is proposed. The goal was to create a classification method which could be implemented in an instrument which estimates the various losses and present them to the end user in a simple and understandable way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 22-26 July 2012, San Diego, California
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2012) - Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, United States
Duration: 22 Jul 201226 Jul 2012


Conference2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2012)
Abbreviated titlePESGM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Other"New Energy Horizons - Opportunities and Challenges"
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