A PSO-Based Static Synchronous Compensator Controller for Power System Stability Enhancement



In this paper Power system stability enhancement through static synchronous compensator (STATCOM)
based controller is investigated. The potential of the STATCOM supplementary controllers to enhance the
dynamic stability is evaluated. The design problem of STATCOM based damping controller is formulated
as an optimization problem according to the eigenvalue based objective function that is solved by a particle
swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm. The controllers are tuned to simultaneously shift the lightly damped
and un-damped electro-mechanical modes of machine to a prescribed zone in the s-plane. The results
analysis reveals that the designed PSO based STATCOM damping controller has an excellent capability in
damping the power system low frequency oscillations and enhance greatly the dynamic stability of the
power system.


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