DS2FRU - Flexible AC Transmission Systems

Course specification
Course title Flexible AC Transmission Systems
Acronym DS2FRU
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Power Networks and Systems
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition Exams: Control systems, Power system analysis (undergraduate studies), Power system control (master degree studies)
      The goal Introduce students to the basic concepts of active and reactive power flow control in power transmission networks. Familiarisation to functioning of FACTS devices based on elements of power electronics and the definition of their capabilities in the control of power flow in electrical power transmission networks.
      The outcome Provide students with the ability to design models and develop algorithms for the analysis of the effects of control devices in the transmission networks. Provide students with the ability to analyse impacts of flexible AC transmission system devices on static and dynamic performances of power systems.
      Contents of lectures Power electronic components. Static convertors. Voltage and current source inverter control: phase control and PWM. Harmonics. Historical survey of compensation devices. HVDC. MTDC. Shunt (SVC, STATCOM), series (TCSC, GCSC, SSSC) and unified (IPFC, UPFC) static controllers. Phase shift transformers. FACTS devices modeling in power system analysis studies. FACTS models in OPF algorithms.
      Contents of exercises no
      1. Y.H. Song, A.T. Johns (Eds.) ''Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)'' IEE Press, London, United Kingdom, 1999. (Original title)
      2. N.G. Hingorani, L. Gyugyi, ''Understanding FACTS – Concepts and Tehnology of Flexible AC Transmission Systems'' IEEE Press, New York, 2000. (Original title)
      3. J. Arrillaga, N.R. Watson, ''Computer Modelling of Electrical Power Systems'', Wiley & Sons, LTD, Chichester, England, 2001. (Original title)
      4. E. Acha, C. R. Fuerte-Esquivel, H. Ambriz-Pérez and C. Angeles-Camacho, ''FACTS – Modelling and Simulation in Power Networks'', Wiley & Sons, LTD, Chichester, England, 2004. (Original title)
      5. Kalyan K. Sen, Mey Ling Sen, "Introduction to FACTS Controllers, Theory, Modeling and Applications", IEEE Press, Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, USA, 2009. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Classical lectures, the illustrations in electronic format (video beam), computer simulations
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
      Projects 0
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 50