Optimal placement and sizing of multiple STATCOM in distribution system to improve voltage profile

Moayed Moghbel, Mohammad A. S. Masoum, Sara Deilami

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Abstract

Power quality is an important issue when integrating renewable distributed generations and power electronic devices in distribution systems. Possible issues are unacceptable voltage fluctuation and harmonic current injections that may result in unstable and unreliable power networks. Voltage profile can be improved by compensating reactive power using flexible AC transmission systems (FACTSs) such as the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) which has gained wide attention due to its prodigious performance. The main objectives of this paper are placement and sizing of STATCOM units as well as evaluating their performances using particle swarm optimization (PSO) to improve voltage profiles of highly distorted distribution systems. The 15-bus unbalanced test system is used for the analyses and simulations. A five level neutral-point clamped (FL-NPC) inverter with an adaptive hysteresis current controller (AHCC) is used to model the STATCOM in Matlab/Simulink.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014057, 9781509014040
ISBN (Print)9781509014064
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 25 Sep 201628 Sep 2016

Other

Other2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period25/09/1628/09/16

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