Static Compensators (STATCOMs) in Power Systems by Farhad ShahniaStatic Compensators (STATCOMs) in Power Systems by Farhad Shahnia

Static Compensators (STATCOMs) in Power Systems

byFarhad ShahniaEditorSumedha Rajakaruna, Arindam Ghosh

Hardcover | December 11, 2014

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A static compensator (STATCOM), also known as static synchronous compensator, is a member of the flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) devices. It is a power-electronics based regulating device which is composed of a voltage source converter (VSC) and is shunt-connected to alternating current electricity transmission and distribution networks. The voltage source is created from a DC capacitor and the STATCOM can exchange reactive power with the network. It can also supply some active power to the network, if a DC source of power is connected across the capacitor. A STATCOM is usually installed in the electric networks with poor power factor or poor voltage regulation to improve these problems. In addition, it is used to improve the voltage stability of a network.

This book covers STATCOMs from different aspects. Different converter topologies, output filters and modulation techniques utilized within STATCOMs are reviewed. Mathematical modeling of STATCOM is presented in detail and different STATCOM control strategies and algorithms are discussed. Modified load flow calculations for a power system in the presence of STATCOMs are presented. Several applications of STATCOMs in transmission and distribution networks are discussed in different examples and optimization techniques for defining the optimal location and ratings of the STATCOMs in power systems are reviewed. Finally, the performance of the network protection scheme in the presence of STATCOMs is described. This book will be an excellent resource for postgraduate students and researchers interested in grasping the knowledge on STATCOMs.

Dr. Farhad Shahnia received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He is currently a Lecturer in Curtin University, Perth, Australia. His professional experience includes three years at Research Office-Eastern Azerbaijan Electric Power Distribution Company, Tabriz, Iran. Prior...
Title:Static Compensators (STATCOMs) in Power SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:735 pagesPublished:December 11, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9812872809

ISBN - 13:9789812872807

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Table of Contents

Converter and Output Filter Topologies for STATCOMs.- Multilevel Converter Topologies for STATCOMs.- Analysis and Implementation of an 84-pulse STATCOM.- Mathematical Modeling and Control Algorithms of STATCOMs.- STATCOM Control Strategies.- Robust Nonlinear Control of STATCOMs.- Versatile Control of STATCOMs using Multiple Reference Frames.- Control of Multilevel STATCOMs.- Adaptive Observer for Capacitor Voltages in Multilevel STATCOMs.- Modeling and Control of STATCOMs.- Study of STATCOM in abc Framework.- Modeling of STATCOM in Load Flow Formulation.- Optimal Placement and Sizing of STATCOMs in Power Systems using Heuristic Optimization Techniques.- Optimal Placement of STATCOMs in Power Systems Against Short-Term Voltage Instability.- STATCOM Application for Enhancement of Available Transfer Capability in Transmission Networks.- STATCOM Application for Decentralized Secondary Voltage Control of Transmission Networks.-Analysis and Damping of Subsynchronous Oscillations using STATCOM.- STATCOM Application for Mitigation of Subsynchronous Resonance in Wind Farms Connected to Series-compensated Transmission Lines.- STATCOM on the Mexican Power Systems: Two Case Studies.- Stability Analysis of STATCOM in Distribution Networks.-Network Protection Systems Considering the Presence of STATCOMs.