An Enhanced Voltage Sag Compensation Scheme for Dynamic Voltage Restorer

Abdul Mannan Rauf, Vinod Khadkikar

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This paper deals with improving the voltage quality of sensitive loads from voltage sags using a dynamic voltage restorer (DVR). The higher active power requirement associated with voltage phase jump compensation has caused a substantial rise in size and cost of the dc link energy storage system of DVR. The existing control strategies either mitigate the phase jump or improve the utilization of dc link energy by the following: 1) reducing the amplitude of the injected voltage or 2) optimizing the dc bus energy support. In this paper, an enhanced sag compensation strategy is proposed, which mitigates the phase jump in the load voltage while improving the overall sag compensation time. An analytical study shows that the proposed method significantly increases the DVR sag support time (more than 50%) compared with the existing phase jump compensation methods. This enhancement can also be seen as a considerable reduction in dc link capacitor size for new installation. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated using simulation study and finally verified experimentally on a scaled laboratory prototype.

Original languageBritish English
Article number6918522
Pages (from-to)2683-2692
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2015


  • Dynamic voltage restorer (DVR)
  • voltage phase jump compensation
  • voltage sag compensation
  • voltage source inverter (VSI)


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