Harmoney: Saving energy costs in buildings through harmonic current mitigation

Leena Markose, Venkatesh Sarangan, Arunchandar Vasan, Ramasubramanian Suriyanarayanan, Anand Sivasubramaniam

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Abstract

Better control of electrical loads through power electronic devices helps save energy. However, extensive usage of such electronics degrades the quality of power by introducing harmonics, which are sinusoidal currents and voltages with frequencies that are integral multiples of the system design frequency. Harmonics have several negative effects such as increased energy losses, breaker tripping, and reduced asset lifetime. Filters are used to remove harmonics from the sys- Tem. In this paper, we investigate the costs and benefits of placing harmonic filters in a real-world building. Existing works do not provide satisfactory insights on this issue as they are either based on simulation models or have unrealistic assumptions about filter placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Future Energy Systems Poster Sessions, e-Energy 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344173
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2016
Event7th International Conference on Future Energy Systems, e-Energy 2016 - Waterloo, Canada
Duration: Jun 21 2016Jun 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Future Energy Systems Poster Sessions, e-Energy 2016

Other

Other7th International Conference on Future Energy Systems, e-Energy 2016
CountryCanada
CityWaterloo
Period6/21/166/24/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Markose, L., Sarangan, V., Vasan, A., Suriyanarayanan, R., & Sivasubramaniam, A. (2016). Harmoney: Saving energy costs in buildings through harmonic current mitigation. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Future Energy Systems Poster Sessions, e-Energy 2016 [2942353] (Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Future Energy Systems Poster Sessions, e-Energy 2016). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2939912.2942353