Static Compensators (STATCOMs) in Power Systems

  • Farhad Shahnia
  • Sumedha Rajakaruna
  • Arindam Ghosh

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Anshuman Shukla, Alireza Nami
    Pages 35-82
  3. Antonio Valderrabano-Gonzalez, Juan M. Ramirez, Ruben Tapia-Olvera, Julio C. Rosas-Caro, Jose M. Lozano-Garcia, Juan Miguel Gonzalez-Lopez
    Pages 83-110
  4. Boštjan Blažič, Leopold Herman, Ambrož Božiček, Igor Papič
    Pages 111-145
  5. Dionisio Ramirez, Luis Carlos Herrero, Santiago de Pablo, Fernando Martinez
    Pages 147-186
  6. Yonghao Gui, Chunghun Kim, Youngseong Han, Chung Choo Chung
    Pages 187-223
  7. Miguel Ochoa-Giménez, Aurelio García-Cerrada, Javier Roldán-Pérez, Juan L. Zamora-Macho, Pablo García-González, Emilo Bueno
    Pages 225-263
  8. Javier Muñoz, Pedro Melín, José Espinoza
    Pages 265-311
  9. J. de León Morales, M. F. Escalante, M. T. Mata-Jiménez
    Pages 313-337
  10. Amit Kumar Jain, Aman Behal
    Pages 339-369
  11. Juan M. Ramirez, Juan Miguel Gonzalez-Lopez, Julio C. Rosas-Caro, Ruben Tapia-Olvera, Jose M. Lozano, Antonio Valderrabano-Gonzalez
    Pages 371-403
  12. Salah Kamel, Francisco Jurado
    Pages 405-435
  13. Yan Xu, Zhao Yang Dong, Kit Po Wong
    Pages 477-503
  14. Trapti Jain, Sri Niwas Singh, Suresh Chandra Srivastava
    Pages 505-530
  15. Hasan Mehrjerdi, Serge Lefebvre, Maarouf Saad
    Pages 531-556
  16. Miguel A. Olguín-Becerril, Esther Barrios-Martínez, César Ángeles-Camacho
    Pages 661-685
  17. Juan Segundo-Ramírez, Aurelio Medina Ríos, Gerard Ledwich
    Pages 687-714
  18. Premalata Jena, Ashok Kumar Pradhan
    Pages 715-735

About this book


A static compensator (STATCOM), also known as static synchronous compensator, is a member of the flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) devices. It is a power-electronics based regulating device which is composed of a voltage source converter (VSC) and is shunt-connected to alternating current electricity transmission and distribution networks. The voltage source is created from a DC capacitor and the STATCOM can exchange reactive power with the network. It can also supply some active power to the network, if a DC source of power is connected across the capacitor. A STATCOM is usually installed in the electric networks with poor power factor or poor voltage regulation to improve these problems. In addition, it is used to improve the voltage stability of a network.

This book covers STATCOMs from different aspects. Different converter topologies, output filters and modulation techniques utilized within STATCOMs are reviewed. Mathematical modeling of STATCOM is presented in detail and different STATCOM control strategies and algorithms are discussed. Modified load flow calculations for a power system in the presence of STATCOMs are presented. Several applications of STATCOMs in transmission and distribution networks are discussed in different examples and optimization techniques for defining the optimal location and ratings of the STATCOMs in power systems are reviewed. Finally, the performance of the network protection scheme in the presence of STATCOMs is described. This book will be an excellent resource for postgraduate students and researchers interested in grasping the knowledge on STATCOMs.


FACTS Load flow Multilevel converter Optimization technique Power system protection STATCOM STATCOM control STATCOM modeling Stability analysis Static compensator Static synchronous compensator Subsynchronous resonance Transmission network Voltage source converter

Editors and affiliations

  • Farhad Shahnia
    • 1
  • Sumedha Rajakaruna
    • 2
  • Arindam Ghosh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-280-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-281-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1287
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4676
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