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Voltage Stability of Long Transmission Line Equipped with a Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor

Prechanon Kumkratug1
  • 1 Division of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Si Racha, Kasetsart University, 199 M.6, Tungsukhla, Si Racha, Chonburi, 20230, Thailand


Problem statement: Power-Voltage curve provides very important information for voltage stability analysis. The exact long transmission line model consists of the resistance and the reactance. The resistance causes in the active line loss. It is not easy task to achieve the power-voltage curve characteristics of power system with the exact long line model equipeed with a Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC). Approach: This study applies the concept of the Newton-Raphson method to iteratively solve the nonlinear power flow equations. The Power-Voltage (P-V) curve charateristic of the system without line loss and with line loss are plotted and compared on various cases. Results: It is found from the study that the resistance of the line obviously provides the negative effects on the voltage stability. The line loss causes in the decrement of the critical point. In addition, it is found that the leading power factor can increase the critical point of P-V curve. Conclusion: The exact long line model should be considered for voltage stability analysis of the system with the long transmission line.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 9, 2012, 1491-1495


Submitted On: 26 March 2012 Published On: 6 August 2012

How to Cite: Kumkratug, P. (2012). Voltage Stability of Long Transmission Line Equipped with a Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(9), 1491-1495.

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  • Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC)
  • Power-Voltage (P-V)
  • Critical Clearing Time (CCT)
  • Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)