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Effectiveness of FACTS Controllers and HVDC Transmissions for Improving Power System Stability and Increasing Power Transmission Capability

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With an increasing demand on energy and the construction of large generation units especially opening of electric power markets, it becomes more and more important to provide stable, secure, controlled and high quality electric power on today’s environment. The regulatory constraints on the expansion of the transmission network has resulted in reduction of stability margins and increased the risks of cascading outages and blackouts. Among many possible solutions to overcome these challenges, FACTS devices and HVDC systems play an important role. These type of devices/systems have shown to be capable in stabilizing transmission systems, resulting in higher transfer capability. FACTS devices and HVDC transmissions have emerged as important solutions to help power systems to increase stability margins. Some of these power electronics-based components have the main function of controlling reactive power (SVC and STATCOM) and some others to control active power (as TCSC and CSC-HVDC transmission). All these devices are also capable of damping electromechanical oscillations. This paper presents a comprehensive review of operation of different types of FACTS controllers in the power system for stability enhancement in term of shunt compensators, series compensators as well as combinations of these two types of compensators. The paper also demonstrates different types of HVDC technology as well as its effectiveness to improve the voltage profile of power system.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijepe.20130204.13
Published in International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2013)
Page(s) 154-163
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FACTS, TCSC, SVC, STATCOM, SSSC, UPFC, HVDC, Power System Stability

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