Course name: Power Quality Challenges and Solutions for Microgrids

Duration: 3 weeks

Partner: Aalborg University

Description: Microgrids are deemed as one of the main building blocks of the smart grids; since they are able to facilitate the implementation of many smart grid functions. On the other hand, the proliferation of different nonlinear and single-phase loads in electrical systems has resulted in voltage harmonics and unbalance as two common power quality problems. In addition, harmonic resonances can be excited giving rise to a significant increase of the voltage distortion. These phenomena can cause variety of problems such as protective relays malfunction, overheating of motors and transformers and failure of power factor correction capacitors.

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