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The impact of energy storage on the dynamic performance of a static synchronous compensator

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4 Author(s)
A. Arsoy ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA ; Y. Liu ; P. F. Ribeiro ; W. Xu

This paper discusses the integration of a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) with a superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) system in damping power oscillations. The performance of the STATCOM, a self-commutated solid-state voltage converter, 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 PSCADTM/EMTDCTM, 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

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Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, 2000. Proceedings. IPEMC 2000. The Third International  (Volume:2 )

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