Non-intrusive System Control of FACTS

  • Xiao-Ping Zhang
  • Christian Rehtanz
  • Bikash Pal
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


For the implementation of FACTS-Devices, especially for controllable transmission paths in an AC-system, intensive planning studies and redesign of control and protection systems have to be executed. Adverse control interactions with other controllers and a lack of optimization potential due to predefined devices have to be considered. Applying a control architecture, which enables the operation of a new FACTS-device and especially a controlled transmission path without affecting the rest of the system, can eliminate these problems. This non-intrusiveness is the key issue of the so-called Non-Intrusive System Control (NISC) architecture. In this chapter the basic requirements and structure of this new control architecture are described first. A second focus is given to the problem of controller interactions in abnormal operation situations where the NISC architecture helps to avoid malfunctioning or adverse reactions.


Power System Network Control System Transmission Path Ancillary Service Network Controller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao-Ping Zhang
    • 1
  • Christian Rehtanz
    • 2
  • Bikash Pal
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.TU Dortmund UniversityDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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