In the past two decades power electronics circuitries in all residential, commercial and industrial electrical equipment have been growing exponentially due to the rapid advancement of power electronics technologies. These technologies have provided two major benefits; low power consumption and longer life. Usually, commercial and industrial electrical equipment have more sophisticated protection and control mechanisms. On the contrary, residential electrical equipment has minimal protection and minimal control mechanisms. Residential loads have the highest power consumption in the grid because of their high numbers. There has been minimal or no assessment of the dynamic electrical performance of these loads. This thesis will assess the dynamic performance of a sample of new residential loads tested in the High Voltage Laboratory at California State University, Long Beach and Southern California Edison Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Laboratory. The work performed for this thesis was the following: test bed setup, develop a test procedure, testing the appliances, develop a data processing MatLab algorithm, and data analysis. This work will provide an insight into the dynamic performance of residential appliances during voltage disturbances. The data can be used for accurate development and/or validation of these load models. These models are necessary for performing studies on load impact on the grid in order to maintain a safe and reliable electric power system. Recommendations are made to mitigate the negative effects of residential nonlinear loads.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Engineering, Electrical engineering, Environmental engineering|
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