A generalized unified power quality conditioner
(GUPQC) by using three single-phase three-level voltage source
converters (VSCs) connected back-to-back through a common dc
link is proposed in this paper as a new custom power device for a
three-feeder distribution system. One of the converters is connected
in shunt with one feeder for mitigation of current harmonics and
reactive power compensation, while the other two VSCs are
connected in series with the other two feeders to maintain the load
voltage sinusoidal and at constant level. A new control scheme based
on synchronous reference frame is proposed for series converters.
The simulation analysis on compensation performance of GUPQC
based on PSCAD/EMTDC is reported.