Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems
|Publication Date:||15 June 2004|
This recommended practice was prepared by a joint task force sponsored by the Working Group on Power System Harmonics of the Transmission and Distribution Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society and the Harmonic and Reactive Compensation Subcommittee of the Industrial Power Conversion Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. This recommended practice is an update of the IEEE guide that was published in 1981. The work to revise the guide was started in 1984 and has incorporated the evolving understanding of the effect of static power converters and other nonlinear loads on electric power systems.
This recommended practice recognizes the responsibility that users have not to degrade the voltage of the utility serving other users by requiring nonlinear currents from the utility. It also recognizes the responsibility of the utilities to provide users with close to a sine wave of voltage. The recommended practice suggests guidelines for accomplishing this.
This recommended practice intends to establish goals for the design of electrical systems that include both linear and nonlinear loads. The voltage and current waveforms that may exist throughout the system are described, and waveform distortion goals for the system designer are established. The interface between sources and loads is described as the point of common coupling; and observance of the design goals will minimize interference between electrical equipment.
This recommended practice addresses steady-state limitation. Transient conditions exceeding these limitations may be encountered. This document sets the quality of power that is to be provided at the point of common coupling. This document does not cover the effects of radio-frequency interference; however, it does include electromagnetic interference with communication systems.