American Journal of Applied Sciences

STATCOM Stabilizer based on Fuzzy Logic Control for Damping Power Oscillation

Prechanon Kumkratug

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2011.1041.1044

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 10

Pages 1041-1044


Problem statement: In power systems, there exists a continuous challenge to improve dynamic performance of power system. Approach: Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) is a power electronic based device that has the capability of controlling the power flow through a line. This study applies the Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) to control the power flow during dynamic period. To verify the effect of the STATCOM on dynamic performance, the mathematical model and control strategy of a STATCOM was needed to be presented. The converters of STATCOM were represented by variable voltage source with associate transformer leakage reactance and the voltage source and the reactance were transformed into current injection. The current injection model of STATCOM was modeled into power flow equation and thus it was used to determine control strategy. This study applies the fuzzy logic control to determine the control strategy of STATCOM. The swing curves of the three phase faulted power system without and with a STATCOM was tested and compared in various cases. Results: The swing curve of the system with STATCOM based fuzzy logic control had the less amplitude during the dynamic period. Conclusion: STATCOM can improve the dynamic performance of the system after disturbance.


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