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Transient Stability Enhancement of a Power System Considering Integration of FACT Controllers Through Network Structural Characteristics Theory

Alayande, A. S. and Somefun, A.O and Somefun, Tobilola Emmanuel and Ademola, A. and Awosope, C. O. A. and Okoyeigbo, Obinna and Popoola, Olawale (2021) Transient Stability Enhancement of a Power System Considering Integration of FACT Controllers Through Network Structural Characteristics Theory. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, 6 (1). pp. 968-981.

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Modern power systems are topologically and structurally complicated due to their complex interconnections. Consequently, the complexity of the dynamic stability assessment be-comes more tedious, most especially, when considering a power electronics-based power system operating under faulty conditions. This paper, therefore suggests an alternative approach of Network Structural-Based Technique (NSBT) for the analysis and enhancement of transient stability of a power system considering Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) devices integration. The mathematical formulations based on the NSBT as well as the dynamic swing equations, required for carrying out the stability analysis, are presented. The structural characteristics of the network are captured by considering the interconnections of the network elements and the impedances between them. The eigenvalue analysis is then explored to identify suitable and possibly weak load node locations where the influence of FACTS device placement within the network, could be most beneficial. The transient stability analysis before and after critical outage conditions is investigated. The transient stability of the network operating under critical outage condition is then enhanced considering the integration of a multi- UPFC controller, which is suitably located as identified by NSBT. The effectiveness of the suggested approach is tested using the modified standard IEEE 5-bus, 30-bus networks as well as the practical Nigerian 28-bus grid incorporating a multi-FACTs controller. The results obtained show that the FACTS device contributes significantly to improving the transient stability of a multi-FACTS-based power network. The information provided by this study is highly beneficial to the system operators, utilities investors and power engineers, most especially, for predicting system collapse during critical outage conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Network structural characteristics theory FACTS devices Transient stability Eigenvalue Swing equation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 08:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 08:30

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