Enhancement of Reliability of Process Power Plant by Connecting SVC in Generator Bus during Grid Fault

  • Utpal Goswami Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand-826004, India
  • Pradip Kumar Sadhu Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand-826004, India
  • Suprava Chakraborty Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand-826004, India


Fault clearing time plays an important role in maintaining power system stability and process survivability during major systemfaults under a variety of system configuration and topologies. Grid disturbance in the power system presents a very distinctchallenge; lack of a utility interconnection hinders the system’s ability to recover from loss of generation. The key factor in plantsurvivability during a grid fault is optimal use of a fast acting governor and a Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systemdevice (FACTS) to maintain power system stability. In this paper, the core objective is to increase the critical fault clearing timeof captive generator sets during a grid fault without violating the transient stability criteria recommended in IEC standards. Asa remedial measure, a static VAR Compensator (SVC) was connected to the generator bus. For simulation purposes an IEEEGeneral Steam-Turbine (STM) governor model and an IEEE AC5A excitation model were considered. During a grid fault thetransient performance of captive generator sets was observed with and without connecting SVC in generator bus.


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GOSWAMI, Utpal; SADHU, Pradip Kumar; CHAKRABORTY, Suprava. Enhancement of Reliability of Process Power Plant by Connecting SVC in Generator Bus during Grid Fault. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 98, n. 3, p. 239–244, nov. 2018. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/885>. Date accessed: 13 apr. 2024.
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