With increasing harmonic pollution in the power system, real-time monitoring and analysis of harmonic variations have become important. Because of limitations associated with conventional algorithms, particularly under supply-frequency drift and transient situations, a new approach based on non-linear least-squares parameter estimation has been proposed as an alternative solution for high-accuracy evaluation. However, the computational demand of the algorithm is very high and it is more appropriate to use Hopfield type feedback neural networks for real-time harmonic evaluation. The proposed neural network implementation determines simultaneously the supply-frequency variation, the fundamental-amplitude/phase variation as well as the harmonics-amplitude/phase variation. The distinctive feature is that the supply-frequency variation is handled separately from the amplitude/phase variations, thus ensuring high computational speed and high convergence rate. Examples by computer simulation are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the implementation. A set of data taken on site was used as a real application of the system.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering