Recent Advances in Renewable Energy

Recent Advances in Renewable Energy

Volume: 2

Application of Flexible AC Transmission System Devices in Wind Energy Conversion Systems

This book presents information about the application of various flexible AC transmission system devices to wind energy conversion systems. Devices such as unified power flow controllers, ...
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Applications of Unified Power Flow Controller in Wind Energy Conversion System

Pp. 17-48 (32)

Ahmed Abu-Siada, Mohammad A. S. Masoum, Yasser Alharbi, Farhad Shahnia and A. M. Shiddiq Yunus


Unified power flow controller (UPFC) is one of the Flexible ac Transmission System (FACTS) devices that possess the ability of modulating both active and reactive power at the point of common coupling in four quadrant operational modes. This chapter illustrates UPFC topology, controllers with some case studies for various applications of UPFC in the DFIG-based WECS. New applications for UPFC are proposed to improve the overall performance of a DFIG-based WECS during voltage sag and voltage swell events at the grid side.


FACTS, UPFC, Active and reactive power modulation, Power system stability.


Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Curtin University Kent St, Bentley WA 6102 Australia.