Vol. 60 | nr. 1 | January - March 2012 Article 1

Thyristor controlled series capacitor used in the electric power system

Martin GERMAN-SOBEK, Ľubomír BEŇA, Roman CIMBALA

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show the possibilities of using a thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC), an overview of world’s installed TCSC projects and the modeling of TCSC in a simple electrical network from the perspective of the power flow control by using MATLAB SimPowerSystem. Given the current pace of the increasing electricity transmission and growth, the requirements for transit are to increase safety, capacity, controllability and the flexibility of systems for the transmission of electricity, needed by the implementation of certain measures and specialized equipment. Such specialized equipment is also TCSC from group of FACTS devices.

Keywords: TCSC, FACTS, power flow control, power system, modelling of TCSC, SimPowerSystem

 

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