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U. Jayatunga, S. Perera, P. Ciufo & A. P. Agalgaonkar, "Deterministic methodologies for the quantification of voltage unbalance propagation in radial and interconnected networks," IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution,, vol. 9, (11) pp. 1069-1076, 2015.


Voltage unbalance propagation is an important aspect in relation to the voltage unbalance management process which aims to maintain acceptable voltage unbalance levels in the power system. The IEC Technical Report IEC/TR 61000-3-13:2008 incorporates the effects of voltage unbalance propagation in the voltage unbalance emission allocation methodology by introducing the voltage unbalance transfer coefficient, in order to evaluate the influence made by background voltage unbalance at the point of evaluation. However, no comprehensive approaches exist in the literature to evaluate these coefficients and the IEC work follows some approximations, which are deduced based on simulations and practical measurements. Recent work completed on voltage unbalance emission assessment at the post-connection stage of unbalanced installations allows separation of the voltage unbalance emission contribution made by upstream/surrounding unbalance sources as a constituent component of the resultant voltage unbalance emission level at the point of evaluation. These new methodologies implicitly deal with the important aspects of voltage unbalance propagation and allow the quantification of coefficients associated with voltage unbalance propagation, which is the main thrust of this study. The theoretical work completed by considering different types of loads in radial and interconnected networks is supplemented by the simulation results.



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