Background harmonic distortion measurement at power networks with wind farms Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2016

start page

  • 873

end page

  • 878


  • 14


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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2172-038X


  • Standard IEC 61400-21 specifies that background voltage distortion must be lower than the threshold limits specified in standards. However, this background distortion information is not used for calculating the real harmonic emission from the wind turbine leading to misleading voltage harmonics assessment from the wind turbine. In this paper a methodology for assessing the real harmonic emission from wind turbines is proposed based on current and voltage measurements where the background harmonic distortion at the Point of Common Coupling is considered.


  • Telecommunications


  • harmonics; power quality; wind turbines; grid integration