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

R.B. Timens, Frederik Johannes Karel Buesink, V. Cuk, J.F.G. Cobben, W.L. Kling, Frank Bernardus Johannes 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 languageUndefined
    Title of host publication10th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe 2011)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Pages592-596
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9541146-3-3
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2011
    EventEMC Europe 2011: International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - York, UK, York, United Kingdom
    Duration: 26 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

    Publication series

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

    Conference

    ConferenceEMC Europe 2011
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityYork
    Period26/09/1130/09/11
    OtherSeptember 26-30, 2011

    Keywords

    • METIS-278867
    • IR-78183
    • EWI-20622
    • Harmonic distortion
    • Power distribution network
    • non-linear loads

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