A static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) has the ability to emulate a reactance in series with the connected transmission line. A static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) is able to provide the reactive power to an electricity network. When fed with some supplementary signals from the connected power system, both SSSC and STATCOM are able to participate in the power system inter-area oscillation damping by changing the compensated reactance or the provided reactive power. This paper analyses the influence of SSSC and STATCOM on power system small signal stability. The damping controller schemes for SSSC and STATCOM are presented and discussed. The IEEE 39-bus New England system model as the test system is built in DIgSIELNT PowerFactory, in which the damping control strategies for both SSSC and STATCOM are validated by time domain simulations and modal analysis. Furthermore, comparison studies show that the SSSC is a better solution in term of equipment capabilities and costs.
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Ieee Industrial Electronics Society, 2013, p. 1998-2003
Small signal stability; Static synchronous series compensator (SSSC); Static synchronous compensator (STATCOM); Inter-area oscillation; Residue method
39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2013