Simulation of a large electric distribution system having intensive harmonics in the industrial zone of Konya


Abstract: In this study, measurements were taken at different points of a sample distribution system in order to analyze the levels of harmonics that appear as a day-to-day increasing problem in electrical distribution systems. According to the measurement values, the dominant harmonics have been determined and an electrical model of the system has been prepared using the SimPowerSystems toolbox from MATLAB and Simulink. The accuracy of the electrical model has been verified by the measurement and simulation values. In addition, the transformer connection types' and impedances' simulations have been presented to understand and solve the harmonic problems in electrical distribution systems. With the help of this study, advanced analysis can be performed in the electrical distribution system for power quality analyses and this study can be a background for similar kinds of simulation studies.

Keywords: Harmonics, modeling, simulation, MATLAB

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