Power Quality Improvement Using FACTS Devices: A Review
Abinash Singh1, Balwinder Singh Surjan2
1Er.Abinash Singh, Electrical Engineering Department ,PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
2Dr.Balwinder Singh Surjan,  Electrical Engineering Department ,PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
Manuscript received on November 25, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on December 16, 2013. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2013. | PP: 383-390 | Volume-3, Issue-2, December 2013. | Retrieval Number:  B2500123213/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: During the design of modern power systems for efficient operation and continuous power supply to various load centers one has to consider the growth in the use of power electronics that has caused a greater awareness of power quality. Voltage sags, swells, harmonics etc are the various power quality problems that can cause equipment to fail, or shut down, blown up fuses or tripping of breakers due to large current imbalances. FACTS devices can be used to overcome these effects which can otherwise be very harmful for the residential as well as industrial customer, hampering their work production due to faults and equipment damage. This is a review paper to analyze the current trends in FACTS to improve the power system performance. It contains work which has been carried out by various researchers in the field of FACTS.