Application of STATCOM for Damping Subsynchronous Resonance in a Multi-machine System


Results of an investigation on the application of STATCOM for damping subsynchronous resonance (SSR) in a multi-machine system is presented in this paper. For a multi-machine system which has a set of identical parallel turbine-generators or non-identical turbine-generators having torsional modes of the same frequency, generators may suffer from the same mode of torsional interaction corresponding to a certain series compensation degrees. Generators in such system may have different oscillation behaviors when they are unequally loaded or have different shaft and electrical parameters. Serving as the grid-side equipment, the reactive power output of a STATCOM could have an impact on all generators electrical distance nearby. Thus a single STATCOM could be used to damp torsional interactions of multi-generators when additional proper control strategy is supplemented. In this paper, control strategy of using STATCOM to damp SSR in a multi-machine system is designed and its effectiveness is validated based on a modified IEEE second benchmark model.

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Y. Sun, L. Ban, D. Yang and Y. Wang, "Application of STATCOM for Damping Subsynchronous Resonance in a Multi-machine System," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 1B, 2013, pp. 180-184. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.51B033.

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