AC Network Control Using FACTS Controllers (Flexible AC Transmission Systems)

  • Antonio Ricardo de Mattos TenórioEmail author
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Part of the CIGRE Green Books book series (CIGREGB)


This chapter describes the functional characteristics of proven FACTS controllers, their application in AC network, and the control and operating principles applicable to their use in power systems. FACTS controllers that have been proposed and prototyped or might be under development have not been included in this chapter. The AC network needs are clearly pointed out, and different applications are explored to provide for the reader a broad spectrum of functionalities of series, shunt, and series-shunt FACTS controllers. These FACTS controllers can improve the power systems’ performance and controllability.


FACTS Controllers AC system needs Power flow control SVC STATCOM TCSC SSSC UPFC 


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  1. 1.Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico – ONSRio de JaneiroBrazil

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