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Analysis and Assessment of STATCOM-Based Damping Stabilizers for Power System Stability Enhancement

Abido, M. A. (2005) Analysis and Assessment of STATCOM-Based Damping Stabilizers for Power System Stability Enhancement. Electric Power Systems Research, 73 (2). pp. 177-185.



Power system stability enhancement via STATCOM-based stabilizers is thoroughly investigated in this paper. This study presents a singular value decomposition (SVD)-based approach to assess and measure the controllability of the poorly damped electromechanical modes by STATCOM different control channels. The coordination among the proposed damping stabilizers and the STATCOM internal ac and dc voltage controllers has been taken into consideration. The design problem of STATCOM-based stabilizers is formulated as an optimization problem. For coordination purposes, a time domain-based multiobjective junction to improve the system stability as well as ac and dc voltage regulation is proposed. Then, a real-coded genetic algorithm (RCGA) is employed to search for optimal stabilizer parameters. This aims to enhance both rotor angle stability and voltage regulation of the power system. The proposed stabilizers are tested on a weakly connected power system with different disturbances and loading conditions. The nonlinear simulation results show the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed control schemes over a wide range of loading conditions. It is also observed that the proposed STATCOM-based damping stabilizers extend the critical clearing time (CCT) and enhance greatly the power system transient stability.

Item Type:Article
Date:February 2005
Date Type:Publication
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Electrical Engineering Dept
Creators:Abido, M. A.
ID Code:565
Deposited By:Obaid-Ur-Rehman Khattak
Deposited On:22 Mar 2008 10:52
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:06

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