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Improving the Mitigation of Voltage Flicker by Usage of Fuzzy Control in a Distribution Static Synchronous Compensator (DSTATCOM)

Author(s): Ghazanfar Shahgholiyan | Ebrahim Haghjou | Saeed Abazari

Journal: Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering
ISSN 2008-1413

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 25;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: DSTATCOM | Voltage Flicker | Fuzzy Controller | PI Controller.

This paper presents a study about of a fuzzy Controlled STATCOM, which can be applied for mitigation of the voltage flicker in a distribution system. The voltage flicker is produced by a large variable load absorbing continuously changing currents such as an arc furnace. The DSTATCOM includes a voltage-sourced PWM inverter and its control system. The control strategy of the DSTATCOM plays an important role in maintaining the voltage flicker. Here, the DSTATCOM controller is designed with two types of controllers, linear proportional-integral (PI) and nonlinear fuzzy logic. The simulation of the DSTATCOM with 3MVar reactive power on a 25 KV distribution network is carried out in MATLAB/SIMULINK software. Finaly, fuzzy controllers were evaluated by comparing its performance with the PI controllers. It is observed that the fuzzy controllers are very superior in mitigating the voltage flicker.
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