Large number of small non-linear power consumer causing power quality problems

R.B. Timens, F.J.K. Buesink, V. Cuk, J.F.G. Cobben, W.L. Kling, F.B.J. Leferink

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Abstract

In modern buildings virtually all electric loads are non-linear. The applicable standards for consumption of electrical energy do not take into account the replacement of linear loads by non-linear loads. The exemptions made in those standards for low power devices, and the widespread use of such devices result in a high harmonic distortion of the power distribution network. This paper presents the current waveform of several typical low power devices. It shows the increase in harmonic distortion in a new modern building due to a multitude of non-linear devices. Enlarging the supply by doubling the power capacity afterwards, resulted in a much lower harmonic distortion, at high costs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011), 26-30 September 2011, York, UK
Place of PublicationYork, UK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages592-596
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011) - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sep 201130 Sep 2011
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011)
Abbreviated titleEMC Europe 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityYork
Period26/09/1130/09/11

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Harmonic distortion
Power quality
Electric loads
Electric power distribution
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Timens, R. B., Buesink, F. J. K., Cuk, V., Cobben, J. F. G., Kling, W. L., & Leferink, F. B. J. (2011). Large number of small non-linear power consumer causing power quality problems. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011), 26-30 September 2011, York, UK (pp. 592-596). York, UK: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Timens, R.B. ; Buesink, F.J.K. ; Cuk, V. ; Cobben, J.F.G. ; Kling, W.L. ; Leferink, F.B.J. / Large number of small non-linear power consumer causing power quality problems. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011), 26-30 September 2011, York, UK. York, UK : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011. pp. 592-596
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Timens, RB, Buesink, FJK, Cuk, V, Cobben, JFG, Kling, WL & Leferink, FBJ 2011, Large number of small non-linear power consumer causing power quality problems. in Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011), 26-30 September 2011, York, UK. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, York, UK, pp. 592-596, 10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011), York, United Kingdom, 26/09/11.

Large number of small non-linear power consumer causing power quality problems. / Timens, R.B.; Buesink, F.J.K.; Cuk, V.; Cobben, J.F.G.; Kling, W.L.; Leferink, F.B.J.

Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011), 26-30 September 2011, York, UK. York, UK : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011. p. 592-596.

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Timens RB, Buesink FJK, Cuk V, Cobben JFG, Kling WL, Leferink FBJ. Large number of small non-linear power consumer causing power quality problems. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011), 26-30 September 2011, York, UK. York, UK: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2011. p. 592-596