Journal of Computer Science

Grid Voltage Stability Enhancement Using Photovoltaic Based Static Synchronous Compensator

Arun Bhaskar Mayilvaganan, Subhransu Sekhar Dash and Venkatesh Venkataramanan

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.299.307

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 299-307

Abstract

Today, we are mostly dependent on non renewable energy that have been and will continue to be a major cause of pollution and other environmental degradation. Because of these problems and our dwindling supply of petroleum, finding sustainable alternatives is becoming increasingly urgent. Perhaps, the greatest challenge is in devising a sustainable future, which relies on integration and control of renewable energy sources in grid distributed generation. This study presents the usage of utilizing Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Farm (SF) during idle conditions as Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM), to regulate the point of common coupling voltage when the wind farm supply the power to the grid. The proposed control will enable increased connections of WECS to the grid. MATLAB/Simulink based simulation results are presented for validation of the system. The PV-STATCOM increase the stability of the grid with interconnected wind farm system without any use of additional compensator.

Copyright

© 2013 Arun Bhaskar Mayilvaganan, Subhransu Sekhar Dash and Venkatesh Venkataramanan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.