A Review of Benefits of FACTS Devices in Power System
Ranjit Kumar Bindal
Ranjit Kumar Bindal, Electrical Engineering Department, Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology Railmajra Ropar, Punjab, India.
Manuscript received on April 12, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 25, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2014. | PP: 105-108 | Volume-3, Issue-4, April 2014. | Retrieval Number: D2903043414/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In developing countries, a pressure associated with economical and environmental constraints has forced the power utilities to meet the future demand by fully utilizing the existing resource of transmission facilities without building new lines. Flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) devices are used to control the phase angle, voltage and impedance of high voltage AC lines. By using FACTS devices maximum benefits of transmission system can be managed i.e. utilization of existing transmission assets; increased transmission system availability and enabling environmental benefits. This paper presents different types of FACTS devices and their benefits for transmission in electrical power system.
Keywords: Transmission system, FACTS Devices, Benefits these devices.