This paper proposes a distribution level static synchronous compensator (DSTATCOM) for fast load compensation of unbalanced loads in electric power distribution systems. For fast response requirement, a new feedforward compensation scheme is derived and employed in the paper. First, the compensation scheme of the DSTATCOM is derived with the symmetrical components method. Then, computer simulation with the program Matlab/Simulink preliminarily verifies the effectiveness of the proposed DSTATCOM. Accordingly, a hardware prototype is built with a floating-point DSP TMS320C6711-based system. Use of a current-regulated PWM (CRPWM) inverter as the power stage of the DSTATCOM generates needed compensation currents for real-time load compensation. Finally, experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed DSTATCOM.
Chang, Wei-Neng and Yeh, Kuan-Dih
"DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DSTATCOM FOR FAST LOAD COMPENSATION OF UNBALANCED LOADS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 17:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol17/iss4/2