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Thyristor-Based FACTS Controllers for Electrical Transmission Systems

Thyristor-Based FACTS Controllers for Electrical Transmission Systems
Author: R. Mohan Mathur - Rajiv K. Varma
ISBN 13: 9780471206439
ISBN 10: 471206431
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Publication Date: 2002-02-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 495
List Price: $182.00

An important new resource for the international utility market

Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) technology is fast becoming a mainstay of modern electrical power systems. Thyristor-based controllers such as Static Var Compensator (SVC) and Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC) constitute the key components of FACTS technology that have wide application potential around the world, especially in the restructured power system environment.

By integrating material from several publications in the available literature, this comprehensive reference book makes an elaborate presentation on:

  • Operating principles, control systems, and modeling of different SVCs and TCSC
  • Control system performance, including the influence of measurement systems, network resonances, and harmonic interactions
  • Controller design for enhancing power transfer, stability and damping, mitigating subsynchronous resonances, preventing voltage instability, etc.
  • Controller interactions and techniques for coordinating FACTS controllers
  • Emerging FACTS controllers-STATCOM, SSSC, and UPFC

Thyristor-based FACTS Controllers for Electrical Transmission Systems offers an in-depth discussion of both theoretical concepts and practical applications, enhanced by examples and case studies of control design and system performance. Filling the need for a comprehensive text in this area, the book will prove to be an important resource for academics, students, and practicing engineers involved in FACTS technology.


Describes the operating principles of flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) controllers that can help stabilize electrical power systems, augment system damping, alleviate subsynchrous resonance, prevent voltage instability, and improve high voltage direct current terminal performance. Separate chapters address static VAR compensators (SVC) and thyristor controlled series capacitors (TCSC). Control design techniques are illustrated by case studies. The coordination of multiple FACTS controllers of both similar and dissimilar types is also presented. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)