The integration of an energy storage system into FACTS devices may lead to a more economical and/or flexible transmission controller. Various energy storage systems have received considerable attention in power utility applications due to their characteristics that range from rapid response, high power, high efficiency, and four-quadrant control. The enhanced performance of combined FACTS/ESS may have greater appeal to transmission service providers. Integrating an energy storage system into a FACTS device can provide dynamic decentralized active power capabilities and much needed flexibility for mitigating transmission level power flow problems. This paper presents a comprehensive comparison between the dynamic performances of a StatCom, a StatComBESS, an SSSC, an SSSC/ESS and a UPFC.

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


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

FACTS; Battery Storage Plants; Bulk Power Transmission Systems; Control System Analysis; Decentralised Control; Dynamic Decentralized Active Power Capabilities; Dynamic Performance; Energy Storage; Flexible AC Transmission Systems; Four-Quadrant Control; Load Flow Control; Power Transmission Control; Power Utility Applications; Static VAr Compensators; Transmission Controller; Transmission Service Providers; Unified Power Flow Controller

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Feb 2001