Study of Optimal Location and Compensation Rate of Thyristor-Controlled Series Capacitor Considering Multi-objective Function

Shin, Hee-Sang;Cho, Sung-Min;Kim, Jin-Su;Kim, Jae-Chul

  • Received : 2012.09.06
  • Accepted : 2012.10.23
  • Published : 2013.05.01


Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) application study on enhancing the flexibility of AC power system has continued to make progress. A thyristor-controlled series capacitor (TCSC) is a useful FACTS device that can control the power flow by adjusting line impedances and minimize the loss of power flow and voltage drop in a transmission system by adjusting line impedances. Reduced power flow loss leads to increased loadability, low system loss, and improved stability of the power system. This study proposes the optimal location and compensation rate method for TCSCs, by considering both the power system loss and voltage drop of transmission systems. The proposed method applies a multi-objective function consisting of a minimizing function for power flow loss and voltage drop. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated using IEEE 14- and a 30-bus system.


Thyristor-controlled series capacitor (TCSC);TCSC optimal location;Flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS);Minimizing power loss


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Supported by : Soongsil University