ISSN E 2409-2770
ISSN P 2521-2419

Static VAR Compensator for Weak Grid Systems

Vol. 5, Issue 1, PP. 10-15, January 2018


Keywords: Static VarCompenstor (SVC), Thyristor switched capacitor (TSC), Thyristor controlled reactor (TCR), Gate turn off thyristor (GTO), Flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS)

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In our daily routine life majority of electric loads  usedare inductive in nature. Adequate supply of active power and reactive power must be supplied to these loads to ensure proper operation. If not provided with required active power and reactive power, these inductive loads burdens the system unnecessarily. Hence resulting in low power factor.In a local electrical distribution system it in uneconomical to upgrade existing network for improvement of power factor.In weak grid system residential consumers use voltage stabilizers to cope up with poor quality of voltage, while industrial consumers use switched capacitors. But voltage stabilizers regulate the voltage on cost of drawing more current from system. On the other hand switched capacitors technology is not robust enough to handle instant variations in power demand. Low power factor on local grid systems can be addressed using static var compensators. In this paper designing of SVC for local grid system is discussed.

  1. Muhammad Kashif Khan graduated from  University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar in 2015. He holds B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineeirng. He is currently enrolled in M.Sc Electrical Energy Systems Engineering at  US Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCASE) UET Peshawar.His major field of study is Electrical Power Engineering. He worked as trainee engineer with HUAWEI Telecommunication for 3 months. Currently he is working as Lecturer in Department of Electrical Engineering at UET Peshawar.
  2. Abdul Basit completed his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering fromUniversity of Engineering & Technology (UET)  Peshawar, Pakistan in 2006. He received his M.Sc. degree in electrical power engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2011 and his PhD from the Department of Wind Energy of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2015. He is currently working as Assistant professor at U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Peshawar. His research interests are on protection, power factor improvement, power system operation, renewable power integration and automatic generation control.
  3. Faheem Ali completed his B.Sc Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology (UET)  Peshawar, in 2012. He Completed his M.Sc Electrical Power Engineering in 2014. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in field of electrical power engineering. Also he is currently working as Lecturere in department of Electrical Engineering University of Engineering & Technology (UET)  Peshawar.


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