Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Ginn
Exploratory scoping of feasibility, technical competitiveness, and system requirements for a power electronics based adaptive phase balancer for distribution systems. The objective of the adaptive phase balancer is to provide a means to remove or reduce the negative sequence component of the current in a three-phase system on the source side of the balancer. Negative sequence current should be removed to the extent that the voltage asymmetry at the point of common coupling does not exceed 3%. Successful completion of this project will lead to the development of a compact and inexpensive solution for balancing feeders at the distribution level.