Application of FACTS Devices to the 330kV Nigerian System for Voltage and Power Control

O.A. Komolafe, G. Adepoju (Nigeria), and R. Garcia-Valle (Denmark)


FACTS, Newton-Raphson, SVC, VSC, STATCOM. and UPFC


This paper presents the results of investigation of the application of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) devices such as Static Var Compensator (SVC), Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM), and Unified Power Flow Controller to Nigerian 330kV transmission system for voltage regulation and power flow control. Models of FACTS devices which have tested on standard power networks were selected for inclusion in Newton-Raphson algorithm for power flow analysis. The STATCOM and UPFC models in rectangular form were presented as against the polar form available in literature. Power flow analysis was carried out for the Nigerian 330kV transmission system with the inclusion of some FACTS to demonstrate the use of the devices within the system.

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