Simulation and analysis of series voltage boost technology for power quality enhancement

G. T. Heydt, W. Tan, T. LaRose, M. Negley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

49 Scopus citations


Bus voltage sags may be one of the most visible power quality problems facing power engineers today. The use of a series transformer to boost bus voltage during sags is described. The emphasis in the paper is on the series voltage boost technology using pulse width modulation. The term 'series voltage booster' (SVB) is used in the paper to refer to this hardware. The electronic technology of the SVB is described and analyzed in its basic capabilities. Simulation of a boost device, and the transient response are discussed. Simulation is used to identify the required component ratings under a range of steady state and transient operating conditions. Key advantages and limitations of this technology are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1335-1341
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998


  • Distribution engineering
  • PWM converter
  • Power quality
  • Sags
  • Series voltage booster
  • Voltage boost
  • Voltage regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Simulation and analysis of series voltage boost technology for power quality enhancement'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this