Journal of Computer Science

Optimal Thyristor Control Series Capacitor Neuro-Controller for Damping Oscillations

M. Magaji and M. W. Mustafa

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2009.980.987

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 5, Issue 12

Pages 980-987


This study applies a neural-network-based optimal TCSC controller for damping oscillations. Optimal neural network controller is related to model-reference adaptive control, the network controller is developed based on the recursive "pseudo-linear regression". Problem statement: The optimal NN controller is designed to damp out the low frequency local and inter-area oscillations of the large power system. Approach: Two multilayer-perceptron neural networks are used in the design-the identifier/model network to identify the dynamics of the power system and the controller network to provide optimal damping. By applying this controller to the TCSC devices the damping of inter-area modes of oscillations in a multi-machine power system will be handled properly. Results: The effectiveness of the proposed optimal controller is demonstrated on two power system problems. The first case involves TCSC supplementary damping control, which is used to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the learning control performance. The second case aims at addressing a complex system to provide a very good solution to oscillation damping control problem in the Southern Malaysian Peninsular Power Grid. Conclusion: Finally, several fault and load disturbance simulation results are presented to stress the effectiveness of the proposed TCSC controller in a multi-machine power system and show that the proposed intelligent controls improve the dynamic performance of the TCSC devices and the associated power network.


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