Abstract—In this paper Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) is used for voltage stability and the compensation of reactive power. The STATCOM contains an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) based voltage source converter for voltage control and reactive power compensation. The STATCOM is used to control the reactive power with the voltage source converter in combination with a DC voltage source. The values of the DC link capacitor and battery source were optimized using the Genetic Algorithm technique and the simulations results for the same were observed under the inductive as well as capacitive load conditions. The comparison of voltage compensation for various conditions show that the performance of STATCOM tuned with GA was the best and closest to the nominal value of voltage. The simulation is done in MATLAB for STATCOM and Voltage Source Converter (VSC).
Index Terms—Genetic algorithm, Optimization, Reactivepower compensation, STATCOM, Voltage source converter.
Naveen Goel is with the dept. of Electrical Engineering, SSCET, Bhilai (C.G.), India, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
R. N. Patel is with the dept. of Electrical Engineering, SSCET, Bhilai (C.G.), India, (Corresponding Author: e-mail: email@example.com, Phone: +91-9827494379)
Saji T. Chacko is with the dept. of Electrical Engineering, SSCET, Bhilai (C.G.), India, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cite: Naveen Goel, R. N. Patel and Saji T. Chacko, "Genetically Tuned STATCOM for Voltage Control and Reactive Power Compensation," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 345-351, 2010.