Characterization of Power Quality Disturbances using Signal Processing and Soft Computing Techniques

Choudhury, Debasis (2013) Characterization of Power Quality Disturbances using Signal Processing and Soft Computing Techniques. MTech thesis.



The power quality of the electric power has become an important issue for the electric utilities and their customers. In order to improve the quality of power, electric utilities continuously monitor power delivered at customer sites. Thus automatic classification of distribution line disturbances is highly desirable. The detection and classification of the power quality (PQ) disturbances in power systems are important tasks in monitoring and protection of power system network. Most of the disturbances are non-stationary and transitory in nature hence it requires advanced tools and techniques for the analysis of PQ disturbances. In this work a hybrid technique is used for characterizing PQ disturbances using wavelet transform and fuzzy logic. A no of PQ events are generated and decomposed using wavelet decomposition algorithm of wavelet transform for accurate detection of disturbances. It is also observed that when the PQ disturbances are contaminated with noise the detection becomes difficult and the feature vectors to be extracted will contain a high percentage of noise which may degrade the classification accuracy. Hence a Wavelet based de-noising technique is proposed in this work before feature extraction process. Two very distinct features common to all PQ disturbances like Energy and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) are extracted using discrete wavelet transform and is fed as inputs to the fuzzy expert system for accurate detection and classification of various PQ disturbances. The fuzzy expert system not only classifies the PQ disturbances but also indicates whether the disturbance is pure or contains harmonics. A neural network based Power Quality Disturbance (PQD) detection system is also modeled implementing Multilayer Feedforward Neural Network (MFNN).

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Power Quality Disturbances;Decomposition Algorithm;Fuzzy Expert system;Wavelet Transform
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electrical Engineering > Power Systems
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electrical Engineering
ID Code:4745
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:30 Oct 2013 16:33
Last Modified:20 Dec 2013 14:30
Supervisor(s):Mohanty, S

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