The Technical Report IEC/TR 61000-3-13:2008 provides guiding principles for coordinating voltage unbalance between various voltage levels of a power system through the allocation of emission limits to installations. This report is based on widely accepted concepts and principles in relation to voltage unbalance. With regard to some of the key ideas used in this report, investigations have been carried out which have enabled the development of deeper insights making the voltage unbalance allocation process more comprehensive. The key aspects which have been considered in detail include: voltage unbalance which arises as a result of lines and voltage unbalance propagation in HV-MV, MV-LV power systems. In addition, a robust voltage unbalance allocation method has been developed which overcomes some difficulties associated where a uniform voltage unbalance planning level is adopted across all bus bars with the same voltage level classification (ie, MV or HV or EHV). With regard to voltage unbalance emission assessment a novel technique has also been developed which was verified through the application to an interconnected power system where the methodology allows identification of the contributors to voltage unbalance at a selected bus bar.
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