Assessment of energy quality impacts for reactive power compensation with capacitor banks and D-STATCOM

Evaluación de los impactos en la calidad de la energía por la compensación de potencia reactiva con bancos de condensadores y D-STATCOM

Palabras clave: Capacitor banks, D-STATCOM, power factor correction, energy quality, Total Harmonic Distortion (en_US)
Palabras clave: Bancos de capacitores, D-STATCOM, corrección del factor de potencia, calidad de la energía, distorsión armónica total (es_ES)

Resumen (en_US)

This paper presents an assessment of capacitor banks and Distribution Static Compensator (D-STATCOM) with respect to their impact on energy quality. Tests were done with capacitor banks built with electrolytic capacitors commonly used in industrial applications and a D-STATCOM. Experimental tests were performed for power factor correction in order to reduce the reactive power demanded from the electrical grid for inductive-resistive loads. For comparative purposes, the control of the D-STATCOM was set to operate with similar compensation conditions to that of the capacitor banks. Results show that under the same test conditions capacitor banks produce higher Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) than D-STATCOM.

Resumen (es_ES)

Este artículo presenta una evaluación de los bancos de capacitores y el Compensador Estático de Distribución (D-STATCOM) con respecto a su impacto en la calidad de la energía. Las pruebas fueron hechas con bancos de capacitores construidos con capacitores electrolíticos comúnmente usados en aplicaciones industriales y un D-STATCOM. Las pruebas experimentales fueron realizadas para corrección del factor de potencia, con el fin de reducir la potencia reactiva demandada por la red eléctrica con cargas resistivo-inductivas. Por propósitos comparativos, el control del D-STATCOM se programó para operar en similares condiciones de compensación respecto al banco de capacitores. Los resultados muestran que, bajo las mismas condiciones de prueba, los bancos de capacitores producen mayor Distorsión Armónica Total que el D-STATCOM.


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S. Benavides Córdoba, J. R. Ortiz Castrillón, Y. A. Gutiérrez Villa, N. Muñoz Galeano, J. B. Cano Quintero, y J. M. López Lezama, «Evaluación de los impactos en la calidad de la energía por la compensación de potencia reactiva con bancos de condensadores y D-STATCOM», Rev. vínculos, vol. 16, n.º 2, dic. 2019.
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