A State-of-The-Art on Power Quality Enhancement Techniques: Present Scenario and Future Challenges
Alok Jain1, M.K. Verma2

1Alok Jain, Department of Electrical Engineering, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Raisan, Gandhinagar 382007, Gujarat, India.
2M.K. Verma, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India. 

Manuscript received on 01 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 07 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 5757-5762 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3030078219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3030.098319
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Abstract: Supplying quality power to consumers have been of great concern for power researchers and utilities since last few decades. Power quality issues include voltage sag/swell mitigation, harmonics reduction, load balancing, voltage flicker elimination, and fault current limiting. Various control strategies have been suggested in the literature for power quality improvement. Custom power devices are quite useful in power quality enhancement. Research on power quality enhancement has mostly concentrated on offline studies. Efforts are required to be made in power quality enhancement of real-time systems. In this paper, a survey has been presented on power quality enhancement techniques in the present scenario. The article also suggests an investigation of the role of smart metering and Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) for power quality enhancement of real-time systems in intelligent grid architecture.
Keywords: Harmonics, Load Balancing, Power Quality, Smart Grid, Voltage Flicker, Voltage Sag.

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Software Engineering Techniques and Production Perspectives