Electrical Engineering

, Volume 100, Issue 2, pp 935–951 | Cite as

A comprehensive comparison of STATCOM versus SVC-based fuzzy controller for stability improvement of wind farm connected to multi-machine power system

  • M. G. Hemeida
  • Hegazy Rezk
  • Mohamed M. Hamada
Original Paper


Stabilization of wind farm (WF) is considered one of the major serious issues for developing power systems based on renewable energy sources. A comparison of dynamic performances for FACTS devices like STATCOM and SVC is presented in this paper. Such devices are employed to stabilize WF integrated with multi-machine power system (WFMPS). Fuzzy logic controller (FLC) has been employed for controlling FACTS devices to enhance WFMPS performance under different abnormal conditions. Three-phase to ground short circuit fault has been taken into consideration in different locations of system. MATLAB/Simulink is used to perform the modeling and simulation of WFMPS. The obtained results demonstrate the effect of both SVC- and STATCOM-based FLC on damping the system oscillations and improving the system dynamic performance in the post-fault duration. The comparison confirms superior dynamic performance and fast fault recovery of STATCOM-based FLC through different fault conditions compared with SVC-based FLC.


Wind energy system STATCOM SVC and fuzzy logic control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Hemeida
    • 1
  • Hegazy Rezk
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohamed M. Hamada
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringMinia UniversityMinyaEgypt
  2. 2.College of Engineering at Wadi AldawaserPrince Sattam bin Abdulaziz UniversityWadi AldawaserSaudi Arabia

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