Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.

Abstract

A major issue in generating electrical power is maintaining the efficiency of the electrical power when supplying to nonlinear loads. The nonlinear loads produce electrical harmonics that result into both system overheat and thus losses in the output power, degrading the efficiency of the system. The purpose of this report is to entail a system that provides usable power to the grid and then inject a few additional harmonics (3rd harmonic) 180° out of phase to attempt to cancel the effects of the harmonics in the output.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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