Performance of Shunt Active Power Filter Using STF with PQ Strategy in Comparison with SOGI Based SRF Strategy Under Distorted Grid Voltage Conditions

  • Khechiba Kamel
  • Zellouma Laid
  • Kouzou Abdallah
  • Khiter Anissa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 62)


In the case of balanced and undistorted supply voltages, shunt APFs can achieve current harmonic cancellation and give unity power factors. However, this is not possible when grid voltage is non-sinusoidal and unbalanced. In this paper, we first show that the harmonic suppression performance of the well-known p-q and d-q theory deteriorates in non ideal grid voltage conditions. A technique for alleviating the detrimental effects of a distorted and unbalanced grid voltage is proposed that uses a self-tuning filter with p-q theory and we compare it with SOGI with d-q. The proposed control techniques gives an adequate compensating current reference even for non ideal voltage condition. The results of simulation study are presented to verify the effectiveness of the proposed control techniques in this study.


Active power filter Self-tuning filter Second order generalized integrator p-q theory Non-ideal grid voltages Synchronous reference frame 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khechiba Kamel
    • 1
  • Zellouma Laid
    • 2
  • Kouzou Abdallah
    • 1
  • Khiter Anissa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringDjelfa UniversityDjelfaAlgeria
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringEl Oued UniversityEl OuedAlgeria

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