Overview of Wind Energy Conversion Systems and Flexible AC Transmission Systems
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Ahmed Abu-Siada, Mohammad A. S. Masoum, Yasser Alharbi, Farhad Shahnia and A. M. Shiddiq Yunus
Flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) is a technology that consists of a
variety of power electronic devices which was developed with the aim of controlling
both power and voltage at certain locations of the electricity grids during disturbances,
improving the existing transmission line capacity and providing a controllable power
flow for a selected transmission direction. This chapter provides a general overview for
variable FACTS devices, concepts and topologies. It also provides brief information
about various wind energy conversion systems.
Flexible AC transmission systems, Wind energy conversion systems.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Curtin University Kent St, Bentley WA 6102 Australia.