Passive Filters for Minimum Life Cycle Cost

Harmonic currents can originate from systems that do not contain energy and in which the sign of the current matches that of the voltage throughout the cycle (e.g. a phase-angle controller for an incandescent lamp). The term ‘wattless current’ is sometimes applied to harmonic currents that do not have substantial voltage harmonics of the same orders to multiply them. The result is a product of current and voltage that is zero. Those harmonic currents have a lot in common with reactive currents:

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Optimal placement and sizing of distributed generator units using genetic optimization algorithms

In this article the authors describe how genetic optimization algorithms can be used to find the optimal size and location of distributed generation units in a residential distribution grid. Power losses are minimized while the voltage profile is kept at an acceptable level. The methods is applied on a system based on an existing grid topology with production and residential load data based on measurements. Different scenarios are chosen to run the algorithm.

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