Analysis of enhancement in available power transfer capacity by STATCOM integrated SMES by numerical simulation studies

Ananthavel S., Padmanaban S., Shanmugham S., Blaabjerg F., Ertas A. H. , Fedak V.

ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL-JESTECH, cilt.19, ss.671-675, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jestch.2015.10.002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.671-675


Power system researches are mainly focused in enhancing the available power capacities of the existing transmission lines. But still, no prominent solutions have been made due to several factors that affect the transmission lines which include the length, aging of the cables and losses on generation, transmission and distribution etc. This paper exploited the integration of static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) and superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) which is then connected to existing power transmission line for enhancing the available power transfer capacity (ATC). STATCOM is power electronic voltage source converter (VSC) which is connected to the transmission system for shunt reactive power and harmonics compensation. SMES is a renowned clean energy storage technology. Feasibility of the proposed power system can control the real as well as reactive power flow independently between the transmission lines and STATCOM-(SMES) units. Complete proposed power system is implemented in numerical simulation software (Matlab/Simulink) and its performance is validated based on obtained investigation results. (C) 2016, Karabuk University. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V.