Multiple distribution static synchronous compensators for distribution feeder voltage support

Perera, Lasantha B., Ledwich, Gerard, & Ghosh, Arindam (2012) Multiple distribution static synchronous compensators for distribution feeder voltage support. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 6(4), pp. 285-293.

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The potential of multiple distribution static synchronous compensators (DSTATCOMs) to improve the voltage profile of radial distribution networks has been reported in the literature by few authors. However, the operation of multiple DSTATCOMs across a distribution feeder may introduce control interactions and/or voltage instability. This study proposes a control scheme that alleviates interactions among controllers and enhances proper reactive power sharing among DSTATCOMs. A generalised mathematical model is presented to analyse the interactions among any number of DSTATCOMs in the network. The criterion for controller design is developed by conducting eigenvalue analysis on this mathematical model. The proposed control scheme is tested in time domain on a sample radial distribution feeder installed with multiple DSTATCOMs and test results are presented.

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ID Code: 51523
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: DSTATCOM, Control system synthesis, Distribution feeder voltage support, Power distribution control, Voltage instability
DOI: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2011.0197
ISSN: 1751-8687
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2012
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2012 03:56
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 03:21

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