|In this paper, the performance of a three-phase four wire shunt active power filter (APF) using indirect current control with active load current calculation was compared with that corresponding to using indirect current control with prescribed current calculation from the voltage controller. It is clear that, under balanced and sinusoidal voltage conditions, these two methods give similar results. The variant of the indirect current control with prescribed current calculation from the voltage controller has the advantage of simplicity, but exhibits increased sensitivity to voltage ripples on the compensation capacitor, as they are reflected in the output of the voltage controller. The whole system was modeled using MATLAB-SIMULINK software. The simulation results demonstrate the applicability of both methods for APF control.