In this paper, simulation and experimental based evaluation of novel lowpass to bandpass transformed PI control strategy for series hybrid active power filter is presented. In the series hybrid topology, the active filter is in series with a capacitor and this whole arrangement comes in parallel with an inductor. This hybrid setup is introduced in series between the source and load. The control structure is derived in the stationary reference frame through lowpass to bandpass transformation of ordinary PI controller transfer function. The effect of controller on system performance as well as its selective harmonic elimination is illustrated. The modelling, simulation and experimental results are presented. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.