Stochastic power quality study of distribution supply to metro transit railway

L. A. Snider, Wai Chau Edward Lo, T. M. Lai

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The proliferation of non-linear loads resulting from new technologies has increased the levels of harmonics in power systems, and traction systems represent large nonlinear loads. This paper presents results of a simulation of the harmonics related to a mass transit railway system. Railway simulation results from the ATP version of Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP) with train schedule are presented. Summaries of the parameters affecting the harmonic performance of the traction system and estimates of the most predominant harmonics in network are also presented and recommendations are made for the improvement of the power quality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Event2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 15 Jul 200119 Jul 2001


Conference2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting
CityVancouver, BC


  • Power electronics
  • Power quality
  • Utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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