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Modelling and Simulation of STATCOM device for Voltage Flickering Mitigation


Krupal Gajjar , SCET, Saij, Kalol; Piyush Patel, SCET, Saij, Kalol; Devansh Rawal, Sal College of Engg., Ahmedabad


Voltage Flickering Mitigation, STATCOM Device


Voltage flicker occurs when heavy loads are periodically turned on and off in a weak distribution system. If the distribution system’s short circuit capacity is not large enough, voltage fluctuations will occur. Voltage flickering can be extremely harmful to sensitive electronic equipment. Computerized equipment requires stable voltage to perform properly. This paper covers the contrasting approaches; dealing with the voltage flicker mitigation in three stages and assessing the related results in details. The compensation of voltage flickering for the Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) has been performed. In this case, injection of harmonics into the system caused some problems which were later overcome by using 12-pulse assignment of SATCOM and RLC filters. The obtained results show that STATCOM is very efficient and effective for the flicker compensation. All the simulations have been performed on the MATLAB Software.

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Paper ID: ETCOP016
Published in: Conference 9 : ETCO 2017
Publication Date: 01/04/2017
Page(s): 72-80

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