Provided by: International Journal of Innovative Research in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering (IJIREEICE)
Date Added: Jan 2015
Along with the increasing demand on improving power quality i.e. generally defined as any change in power (voltage, current or frequency) that interferes with the normal operation of electrical equipment, the most popular technique that has been used is Active Power Filter (APF); This is because Passive filters performance is limited to a few harmonics and they can introduce resonance in the power system. Passive filters are larger component sizes and therefore costs high. So APF can easily eliminate unwanted harmonics, improve power factor and overcome voltage sags and eliminate any harmonic frequencies.