Universal custom power conditioner (UCPC) with integrated control

Changjiang Zhan, Vigna Kumaran Ramachandaramurthy, A. Arulampalam, C. Fitzer, M. Barnes, N. Jenkins

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This paper deals with the integrated control of a Universal Custom Power Conditioner (UCPC) applied to distribution systems. The proposed UCPC comprises a series PWM (pulse width modulation) converter and two shunt PWM converters with a battery energy storage unit for multi-function control. The goal of the UCPC is to utilize stored energy to achieve coordinated compensation functions such as short time uninterruptable power supply (UPS), voltage flicker control, dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), harmonic isolator or filter, power factor correction, system oscillation damping and interphase power controller using one device. It also manages a number of power quality and reliability problems simultaneously. The validity of the proposed UCPC with an integrated control method has been demonstrated through EMTDC/PSCAD simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2001
Event2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: 28 Jan 200101 Feb 2001


Other2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zhan, C., Ramachandaramurthy, V. K., Arulampalam, A., Fitzer, C., Barnes, M., & Jenkins, N. (2001). Universal custom power conditioner (UCPC) with integrated control. 1039-1044. Paper presented at 2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, Columbus, OH, United States.