This paper discusses the integration of a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) with an energy storage system in damping power oscillations. The performance of the STATCOM, a self-commutated solid-state voltage inverter, can be improved with the addition of energy storage. In this study, a 100 MJ SMES coil is connected to the voltage source inverter front-end of a STATCOM via a DC-DC chopper. The dynamics of real and reactive power responses of the integrated system to system oscillations are studied using an electromagnetic transient program PSCAD TM /EMTDC TM and the findings are presented. The results show that, depending on the location of the STATCOM-SMES combination, simultaneous modulation of real and reactive power can significantly improve the performance of the combined compensator. The paper also discusses some of the control aspects in the integrated system.

Meeting Name

2001 IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting (2001: Jan. 28-Feb. 1, Columbus, OH)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

100 MJ; DC-AC Power Convertors; DC-DC Chopper; PSCAD; SMES Coil; STATCOM; Choppers (Circuits); Circuit Oscillations; Control System Analysis Computing; Damping; Dynamic Performance; Energy Storage; Invertors; Power Oscillations Damping; Power System Analysis Computing; Power System Control; Power System Stability; Reactive Power Modulation; Real Power Modulation; Self-Commutated Solid-State Voltage Inverter; Static VAr Compensators; Static Synchronous Compensator; Superconducting Coils; Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage; Voltage Source Inverter

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Feb 2001