Improvement of Power Quality of Grid Integrated Wind Distributed Generation by STATCOM
Surekha Manoj1, Puttaswamy Palahalli Srinivasaiah2
1Surekha Manoj, Department of Electrical and Electronics, Institute of  Engineering & Technology, VTU, Mysore, India.
2Puttaswamy Palahalli Srinivasaih, Department of Electrical and Electronics, Institute of  Engineering & Technology, VTU, Mysore, India.
Manuscript received on November 27, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on December 12, 2012. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2012. | PP: 226-230 | Volume-2, Issue-2, December 2012.  | Retrieval Number: B0907112212 /2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Worldwide fast depletion of conventional energy resources necessitates the implementation of renewable energy sources for generation to satisfy the growing demand. Since last decade, technological innovations and a changing economic and regulatory environment have resulted considerable revival of interest in connecting wind generation to the grid. Utilities are seeking to understand possible impacts on system operations when a large amount of wind power is introduced into the electric power system. Producers of renewable energy must condition the power produced in order to interconnect with the power grid and not interface with the grid’s overall performance. In these aspects Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) Technology plays a vital role in enhancing the power system performance and improving the power quality of the system. This paper concentrates on power quality issues when wind power integrates with grid and the solution with the usage of STATCOM. An attempt is made with IEEE 16 Bus, 3 feeder test system and modeled for simulation study using MATLAB/SIMULINK simulation. Scopes obtained from the simulation results are proven for the improvement of voltage profile which in turn improves the overall power quality issues.
Keywords: FACTS, Wind Energy, Power Quality, Grid Integration.