Harmonic source location in the distribution grid using time-synchronized measurements

S. Babaev, V. Cuk, J.F.G. Cobben, H.E. van den Brom

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A method for locating harmonic producing source in the low-voltage distribution network is presented. The method aims to employ natural load variability of the existing non-linear installations. By performing multi-point time-synchronized acquisition of the voltage and current waveforms and analysing spectral characteristics of the signals, harmonic impedance of the cable section associated with non-linear load is estimated. A certain rejection algorithm is applied in order to discard data sets with unreliable information. To validate the method, a field test was established in the low-voltage grid. The results demonstrate capability of the proposed technique to accurately estimate harmonic impedances and successfully identify location of harmonic current source in the grid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalRenewable Energy & Power Quality Journal
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • Impedance measurement
  • Power quality
  • Power system harmonics
  • Power system measurements


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