Influence of High PV Penetration and STATCOM on Rotor Angle Stability of SMIB Transmission System

  • Selwa, FETISSI (Laboratory of Electrical Engineering of Constantine, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Frere Mentouri University) ;
  • Djamel, LABED (Laboratory of Electrical Engineering of Constantine, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Frere Mentouri University) ;
  • Imen, LABED (Laboratory of Electrical Engineering of Constantine, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Frere Mentouri University)
  • Received : 2017.04.04
  • Accepted : 2017.11.29
  • Published : 2018.03.01


This paper aims is to study the effect of photovoltaic generation penetration and STATCOM on the transient stability of a single machine infinite bus (SMIB) system based on the rotor angle stability. The influence of STATCOM and PV penetration can be seen through damping oscillations, so that the generator remains stable with the rest of the system for various fault conditions. The simulation results obtained make it possible to efficient identify harmful and beneficial impact of increasing the PV penetration and the existence of STATCOM capability. The system model is created in MATLAB/ SIMULINK software.


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