FACTS controllers are studied in detail from the functional, structural and control points of view. The course concentrates on studying the most common thyristor-controlled FACTS controllers, in particular Static Var Compensators (SVC), Thyristor-Controlled Series Compensators (TCSC) and Thyristor Controlled Voltage and Phase Regulators (TCVR and TCPAR), and voltage-sourced converter controllers, specifically the Static Compensator (STATCOM), Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) and the Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC). Detailed and approximate models for various control strategies and practical applications of these controllers are discussed.
- Introduce basic FACTS controller concepts and applications.
- Study in detail the most popular FACTS controller structures and their functionality.
- Introduce detailed and approximate models and their use for these controllers.
- Discuss practical control strategies and applications of these FACTS controllers.
Basic understanding of power electronic converters and power systems.
Main topics and delivery plan
- Basic FACTS concepts
- Thyristor-controlled FACTS
- Voltage-sourced Converter FACTS
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- N. G. Hingorani and L. Gyugi, Understanding FACTS: Concepts and Technology of Flexible AC Transmission Systems, IEEE Press, 2000.
- “Modeling of Power Electronics Equipment (FACTS) in Load Flow and Stability Programs”, CIGRE TF 38.01.08, Technical Brochure 145, August 1999.
- “FACTS Applications”, IEEE-PES 96TP116-0, 1996.
- Conference and Journal papers.
- Course Notes.
For more information, please contact directly the course coordinator Prof Claudio Canizares.