Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 30750
The Comparison Study of Current Control Techniques for Active Power Filters

Authors: K-N. Areerak, K-L. Areerak, T. Narongrit


This paper presents the comparison study of current control techniques for shunt active power filter. The hysteresis current control, the delta modulation control and the carrier-based PWM control are considered in the paper. The synchronous detection method is used to calculate the reference currents for shunt active power filter. The simulation results show that the carrier-based PWM control technique provides the minimum %THD value of the source currents compared with other comparable techniques after compensation. However, the %THD values of all three techniques can follow the IEEE std.519-1992.

Keywords: shunt active power filter, hysteresis current control, delta modulation current control, pulse width modulation control, synchronous detection

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 2063


[1] IEEE Std. 519-1992, "IEEE Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems", 1993.
[2] F. Zhuo, J. Yang, J. Hu, and Z. Wang, "Study on Active Power Filter used in Three-Phase Four Wire System", Proceedings of the Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, vol.3,pp. 1037-1040, 2000.
[3] C. E. Lin, C.L. Chen, and C. L. Huang, "Reactive and Harmonic Current Compensation for Unbalanced Three-phase Systems Using Synchronous Detection Method", Journal of Electrical Power System Research, vol.26, pp. 163-170, 1993.
[4] M. Kale, and E. Ozdemir, "A Novel Adaptive Hysteresis Band Current Controller for Shunt Active Power Filter", IEEE Conference on Control Applications,CCA 2003, pp.75 -82, 2003.
[5] L. Jun, and W. Dazhi, "Study and Simulation of a Novel Hysteresis Current Control Strategy", IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computation Technology and Automation, pp.306-309, 2009.
[6] P. D. Ziogas,"The Delta Modulation Technique in Static PWM Inverters", IEEE Transactions on industry applications, vol. IA-17, no.2, pp. 199-204, 1981.
[7] M. A. Rahman, J. E. Quaicoe, and M. A. Choudhury, "Performance Analysis of Delta Modulated PWM Inverters", IEEE Transactions on power electronics, vol. PE-2, no.3, pp. 227-233, 1987.
[8] J-H Kim, and S-K. Sul, "A Carrier-Based PWM Method for Three-Phase Four-Leg Voltage Source Converters", IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics, vol.19, no.1, pp. 66-75, 2004.
[9] A. I. Maswood, and E. Al-Ammar, "Analysis of a PWM Voltage Source Inverter with PI Controller under Non-ideal conditions", IEEE Conference IPEC-2010, pp.193-198, 2010.
[10] D.M.E. Ingram, and S. D. Round,"A Novel Digital Hysteresis Current Controller for an Active Power Filter", IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, pp. 744-749, 1997.
[11] J. W. Kimball, P. T. Krein, and Y. Chen, "Hysteresis and Delta Modulation Control of Converters Using Sensorless Current Mode", IEEE Transactions on power electronics, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1154-1158, 2006.
[12] D. Chen and S. Xie, "Review of the control strategies applied to active power filters", IEEE International Conference on Electric Utility Deregulation, Restructuring and Power Technologies (DRPT2004) pp.666-670,2004.
[13] T. Narongrit, K-L. Areerak and A. Srikaew, "Design of an Active Power Filter using Adaptive Tabu Search", Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 314 —318, 2009.
[14] L. Moran, P. Godoy, R. Wallace and J. Dixon, "A new current control strategy for active power filters using three PWM voltage source inverters", IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, PESC '93, pp. 3-9, 1993.