FACTS Devices:
A Key to Power System Operation and Control

Author - 

Hussain Firoz Ansari
Rehan Ahmed

ABSTRACT

Flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) technology opens up new opportunities for controlling power and enhancing the usable capacity of present, as well as new and upgraded lines. The Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) is a second generation FACTS device, which enables independent control of active and reactive power besides improving reliability and quality of the supply. This paper describes the basic principle of operation of UPFC, its advantages and to compare its performance with the various FACTS equipment available.

Keywords

FACTS, Dynamic security, Harmonics.

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