Control of a Three-phase Four-wire Shunt-Active Power Filter Based on DC-bus Energy Regulation
Location: ROMANIA
Publication date: 2008-05-01
Published in: IEEE International Conf. on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipments
ref. DOI: 10.1109/OPTIM.2008.4602371

Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

External members

Teodorescu, R. , Blaabjerg, F. , Liserre, M.



This paper presents a nonconventional three-phase four-wire shunt active power filter (APF) topology controlled by using an energy approach. A general study of power terms involved in the operation of the four-wire APF is conducted in order to evidence the relationship between instantaneous energy stored in the DC bus and active power requirements on the APF. Harmonics and imbalances both on the utility voltage and load current have been considered and the power developed by the active power filter has been evaluated. This study allows designing a controller for the APF based on the regulation of the energy-state of its DC-bus. The method has been experimentally tested on a four leg APF based on a neutral-point-clamped DCbus. Such topology allowed the test of the most general case, including harmonics and imbalance in utility voltage and in load currents.