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Title: Improvement of voltage and power flow control in the GCC power grid by using coordinated FACTS devices
Author: Masood, Tariq
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2013
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This work presents HVDC/FACTS control device implementation framework in the Gulf cooperative council’s countries. It comprises of five layers of FACTS control devices (STATCOM, SSSC, UPFC, HVDC and centralized/De-centralized Control). This five-layer architecture is designed in order to configure and produce the desired results; based on these outcomes, GCC power system network control and operational problems can be identified and addressed within the control architecture on the GCC power grid. In the context of power FACTS-FRAME, this work is to identify and determine a number of power systems operational and control problems which are persistent on the GCC power grid e.g. poor voltage quality (SAG-Swell), poor load flow control, and limited power transfer capacity issues. The FACTS-FRAME is configured and synthesized by integrating multiple FACTS control devices (STATCOM, SSSC, UPFC) in parallel at different locations on the GCC power grid in order to meet stringent power system control and operational requirements with improved power transfer capacity, controllability and reliability. The mathematical models are derived to indentify and determine operational constraints on the GCC power grid by incorporating real-time and estimated data and the acquired desired results. Herein, FACTS-FRAME is designed to handle distributed computation for intensive power system calculation by integrating multiple FACTS devices on multiple networks within the GCC power network. Distributed power flow algorithms are also derived in order to understand and implement centralized and decentralized control topologies as appropriate. The simulation results indicate the feasibility of FACTS devices implementation and their potential benefits under current operating conditions on the GCC power grid.
Supervisor: Aggarwal, Raj Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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