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Jayatunga U.,University of Wollongong | Jayatunga U.,Australian Power Quality and Reliability Center | Perera S.,University of Wollongong | Perera S.,Australian Power Quality and Reliability Center | And 4 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery | Year: 2013

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Report IEC/TR 61000-3-13:2008 considers voltage-unbalance (VU) emission assessment as a key aspect of the VU management of power systems. Compliance assessment of unbalanced installations at the postconnection stage is essential to ensure that the limits set by the IEC VU emission allocation methodology in the preconnection stage are met. Although VU is known to be caused by load asymmetries and inherent network asymmetries, locating all VU emission sources is not a straightforward process, especially in a network with interconnections. These assessment methodologies should ensure that the contributions from various sources of unbalance to the total VU emission are determined using data which are not overly demanding. This paper presents deterministic methodologies which can be used to assess constituent components of the postconnection VU level at the point of evaluation in an interconnected network utilizing postconnection voltage/current measurements and known system parameters. The theoretical bases are developed to cover different load types including induction motors. Emission assessment outcomes of different study systems obtained by employing the proposed methodologies are verified using unbalanced load-flow analysis. © 1986-2012 IEEE.

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