Application Examples of STATCOM

  • Shukai Xu
  • Shaobo Wang
  • Guangjie Zuo
  • Colin Davidson
  • Marcio Oliveira
  • Rizah Memisevic
  • Georg Pilz
  • Bilgehan Donmez
  • Bjarne AndersenEmail author
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The chapter starts with a brief introduction of the STATCOM technology and then provides a number of typical applications of the STATCOM from around the world. Some application examples are general transmission system applications, where the purpose of the STATCOM is to regulate and support the ac voltage and to minimize the over- and undervoltages that may occur during various faults and event in the network, including the commutation failure of large HVDC schemes. Some examples demonstrate the ability to improve the power quality, e.g., due to disturbing loads such as arc furnaces, wind farms, single-phase tractions loads, etc. Some STATCOM applications demonstrate the capability of the STATCOM to damp power system oscillations and to increase the power capabilities of ac lines.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shukai Xu
    • 1
  • Shaobo Wang
    • 2
  • Guangjie Zuo
    • 3
  • Colin Davidson
    • 4
  • Marcio Oliveira
    • 5
  • Rizah Memisevic
    • 6
  • Georg Pilz
    • 7
  • Bilgehan Donmez
    • 8
  • Bjarne Andersen
    • 9
    Email author
  1. 1.HVDC and Power Electronics DepartmentElectric Power Research Institute of China Southern Power Grid (EPRI of CSG)GuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Rongxin Huiko (RXHK) Electric Technology Co., Ltd.AnshangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.XJ Group Co., Ltd.XuchangChina
  4. 4.GE’s Grid Solutions Business – HVDC & FACTSStaffordUK
  5. 5.System Lead EngineerABBVästeråsSweden
  6. 6.System Perfomance and ConnectionsPower LinkVirginiaAustralia
  7. 7.System Engineering and Network Studies for FACTS Installations WorldwideSiemensErlangenGermany
  8. 8.AMSCAyerUSA
  9. 9.Andersen Power Electronic Solutions LtdBexhill-on-SeaUK

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