Flexible Ac Transmission Systems (FACTS)

Flexible Ac Transmission Systems (FACTS)

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Deregulation of electricity supply industries worldwide and the resultant arrival of competition is forcing power utilities to utilise their existing facilities to ever higher levels of efficiency, enabled by advances in power electronics technology. In the 1990s a number of control devices, collectively known as FACTS technology, have come into widescale operation and offer further opportunities to improve the control of transmission systems. Much research activity continues in this field and this book aims to describe the state-of-the-art internationally. It will be widely welcomed throughout the power industry. qThis book provides a comprehensive guide to FACTS, covering all the major aspects in research and development of FACTS technologies [and] will be a useful reference for professional engineers involved in the operation and control of modern power systems. It will also be of value to post-graduate students and researchers.q - IEEE Power Engineering ReviewDC: DC DC: AC Isolation Output Filter Figure 14.22 Functional block diagram of a PV inverter Figure 14.22 shows the ... is of the voltage source type and so will operate in the same basic manner as the very much larger voltage source converters used for variable speed wind turbines. ... there are various strands of technology and commercial/administrative changes which are likely to encourage its use.

Title:Flexible Ac Transmission Systems (FACTS)
Author:Yong-Hua Song, Allan Johns
Publisher:IET - 1999-01


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