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IEEE - 519

Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems

active, Most Current
Organization: IEEE
Publication Date: 13 May 2022
Status: active
Page Count: 31
scope:

This standard establishes 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 reduce interference between electrical equipment.

The voltage and current distortion limits in this standard shall apply at the user point of common coupling (PCC) to overall installation containing harmonic producing loads (nonlinear equipment). Users are directed to other applicable standards such as IEEE Std 1547™ or IEEE Std 2800™ for current distortion limits of inverter-based resources (IBR) installations.1 When no other applicable standard exists, users shall continue to use footnote "c" under Table 2 through Table 4 in this standard for IBR connected to transmission systems.

If an installation has a mix of harmonic producing loads and IBR at the same facility, users are directed to use Figure 1 in this document to determine whether IEEE 519 limits apply at the PCC.

This standard addresses steady-state limitations. 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, guidance is offered for wired telephone systems.

The limits given in this document are based on assumptions that are technically justifiable at the PCC between the system owner/operator and user. These assumptions, and therefore the limits in this document, are not necessarily valid at any other point in the power system. For this reason, the limits given in this document are not intended to be used for the evaluation of equipment.

Purpose

This standard is to be used for guidance in the design of power systems with nonlinear loads. The limits set are for steady state operating conditions. In any case, the limit values given in this document should not be considered binding in all cases. Some conservatism is present that may not be necessary in all cases.

This standard shall be applied at a PCC between system owners or operators and users in the power system. The limits in this standard are intended for application at a PCC between the system owner or operator and a user, where the PCC is usually taken as the point in the power system closest to the user where the system owner or operator could offer service to another user. Frequently for service to industrial users (i.e., manufacturing plants) via a dedicated service transformer, the PCC is at the HV side of the transformer. For commercial users (office parks, shopping malls, etc.) supplied through a common service transformer, the PCC is commonly at the LV side of the service transformer.

The limits in this standard represent a shared responsibility for harmonic control between system owners or operators and users. Users produce harmonic currents that flow through the owner's or operator's system which lead to voltage harmonics in the voltages supplied to other users. The amount of harmonic voltage distortion supplied to other users is a function of the aggregate effects of the harmonic current producing loads of all users and the impedance characteristics of the supply system.

Harmonic voltage distortion limits are provided to reduce the potential negative effects on user and system equipment. Maintaining harmonic voltages below these levels necessitates that

- All users limit their harmonic current emissions to reasonable values determined in an equitable manner based on the inherent ownership stake each user has in the supply system.

- Each system owner or operator takes action to decrease voltage distortion levels by modifying the supply system impedance characteristics as necessary.

In order to allow the system owner or operator to control the system impedance characteristics to reduce voltage distortion when necessary, users should not add equipment that affects the impedance characteristic in a way such that voltage distortions are increased. In effect, such actions by a user could result in producing excessive voltage harmonic distortion. Such equipment additions (that lead to undesirable system impedance characteristics) should be controlled by the user in the same manner as current harmonic-producing devices operated by the user.

1Information on references can be found in Clause 2.

Document History

519
May 13, 2022
Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems
This standard establishes 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...
March 27, 2014
Recommended Practice and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems
This recommended practice establishes 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...
June 15, 2004
Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems
Foreword 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...
June 18, 1992
Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems
Foreword 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...
January 1, 1992
Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems
A description is not available for this item.
April 27, 1981
GUIDE FOR HARMONIC CONTROL AND REACTIVE COMPENSATION OF STATIC POWER CONVERTERS
A description is not available for this item.

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