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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