Dr. Robert Balog along with collaborators Dr. Wesam Rohouma (College of North Atlantic at Qatar), Dr. Miroslav Begovic (Texas A&M University, College Station) and collaborators at Kahramaa were awarded a NPRP cycle 13 project to develop technology designed to compensate the operation of modern electrical loads. Often, loads designed for efficiency improvement, such as LED solid state lighting, have an unintended consequence in how they interact with, and draw power from, the electrical utility grid. Reactive and harmonic power from these devices can cause harmonic distortion, low-voltage, increased technical losses, and other deleterious effect in the distribution system. This project is designed to develop technology to mitigate these effects and enable a higher penetration of smart loads, photovoltaic, electric vehicles and other modern devices into the electrical power distribution system.
REAPERlab awarded a grant by the Qatar National Research Fund to develop a fault-tolerant, power quality compensator for use at the grid-edge in electrical distribution systems.
by ReaperLab | Jan 18, 2021