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This paper provides an overview of STATic synchronous COMpensator (STATCOM) devices for power system security. These devices are considered for applications in real network cases. The value of these STATCOM is the improvement of security and efficiency of power transmission networks. Fast controllability in emergency situations provides increased flexibility and therefore stability and security advantages. The flexibility in control allows operating closer to stability limits and improves the efficiency of existing networks. The FCMLI inverter structures and control schemes of the STATCOM have been verified through digital computer simulation studies using PSCAD/EMTDC software package.