Sba: Controle & Automação Sociedade Brasileira de Automatica
versão impressa ISSN 0103-1759
VASQUEZ-ARNEZ, R.L. e ZANETTA JR., L.C.. Operational analysis and limitations of the VSI-Based multi-line FACTS controllers. Sba Controle & Automação [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.2, pp. 167-176. ISSN 0103-1759. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-17592006000200005.
In this paper, the operational analysis and the main limitations of the VSI-based multi-line FACTS controllers, namely: the GIPFC (Generalized Interline Power Flow Controller) and the IPFC (Interline Power Flow Controller), are analyzed. The GIPFC & IPFC are amongst the newest devices within the FACTS technology. By utilizing these devices an enhanced and nearly instantaneous controllability over independent transmission systems, can be obtained. The steady-state analysis of a GIPFC & IPFC controlling two balanced independent AC systems, is initially modeled. The use of the instantaneous power theory along with the d-q orthogonal co-ordinates showed to be appropriate tools for assessing the GIPFC response towards the operation of both controlled systems. Yet, to observe its dynamic behavior and simultaneously validate the previous steady-state analysis, a phase-shift VSI-based GIPFC was implemented in the ATP program. Where applicable, a comparative evaluation between the GIPFC and the IPFC, is also presented.
Palavras-chave : FACTS; GIPFC; IPFC; Power Flow Control; VSI.