An Improved StatCom Model for Power Flow Analysis

Zhiping Yang
Chen Shen
Lingli Zhang
Mariesa Crow, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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The StatCom is traditionally modeled for power flow analysis as a PV or PQ bus depending on its primary application. The active power is either set to zero (neglecting the StatCom losses) or calculated iteratively. The StatCom voltage and reactive power compensation are usually related through the magnetics of the StatCom. This traditional power flow model of the StatCom neglects the impact of the high-frequency effects and the switching characteristics of the power electronics on the active power losses and the reactive power injection (absorption). In this paper, the authors propose a new StatCom model appropriate for power flow analysis derived directly from the dynamic model of the StatCom. The proposed model can therefore account for the high-frequency effects and power electronic losses, and more accurately predict the active and reactive power outputs of the StatCom.