Publication Details

D. A. Robinson, V. J. Gosbell & S. Perera, "Harmonic Allocation Constant for Implementation of AS/NZS 61000.3.6," in Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference AUPEC 2001, 2001, pp. 142-147.


Allocation of equal harmonic emission rights to MV customers having the same maximum demand is a key concept in the new Australian harmonic standard AS/NZS 61000.3.6 [1]. Some difficulty can arise with the application of the standard when customers are spread out along a feeder with significantly different fault levels. One proposed method of overcoming this problem is to reduce the allocation as the square root of the fault level [2]. This method requires the calculation of an allocation constant that is applied to all customers connected to the same zone substation. This paper gives a methodology for calculating the harmonic allocation constant when there is incomplete data, and discusses some simplifying assumptions that can be made to optimise calculations.