The impacts of TCSC and SVC on power system load curtailments

Garng M. Huang, Ping Yan

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This paper investigates the effect of Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC) and Static Var Compensator (SVC) on power system load curtailments. The research on TCSC and SVC is abundant, but most of them are on power system stability improvement. This paper proposes a new use of TCSC and SVC to reduce load curtailments. An algorithm of Optimal Power Flow (OPF) to reduce the load curtailment for installing TCSC/SVC in the system is proposed in this paper. Several examples are used to demonstrate the effect on load curtailment. The test results show that the effect of TCSC/SVC is significant. This paper also suggests some potential future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
Issue numberSUMMER
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001



  • Load curtailment
  • SVC
  • TCSC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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