Capacitor-less D-STATCOM for reactive power compensation

Wesam Rohouma, Robert Balog, Aaqib Ahmad Peerzada, Miroslav M. Begovic

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Abstract

This paper presents a D-STATCOM for reactive power compensation in a distribution system that uses inductive energy storage element connected to the grid via a matrix converter (MC). The MC is controlled using model predictive controller (MPC) technique. The D-STATCOM will provide load compensation without using electrolytic capacitors. Electrolytic capacitors have well-known failure modes. Therefore, reactive power compensators that use a voltage-source inverter (VSI) with electrolytic capacitors as energy storage involve periodic replacement and monitoring constantly. Consequently, this will incur an increase in the cost of the traditional approaches of load compensation significantly. MC system controlled using MPC provides reactive power compensation by controlling the output inductors and the input reactive power. Therefore, the proposed compensator which is based on MC and inductive energy storage has a longer expected service life and more reliability compared with VSI based compensators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538625088
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 10 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

Other

Other12th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period10/4/1812/4/18

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Keywords

  • D-STATCOM
  • Matrix Converter
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Power Quality
  • Reactive Power Compensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Rohouma, W., Balog, R., Peerzada, A. A., & Begovic, M. M. (2018). Capacitor-less D-STATCOM for reactive power compensation. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 12th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2018 (pp. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2018.8372590