Study Impact of Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) on a Transmission Line Performance under Different Loading Conditions

  • sana K. Abd al hassan College of Engineering - University of Baghdad
  • Firas Mohammed Tuaimah College of Engineering - University of Baghdad
Keywords: UPFC, PSS\E, MATLAB coding, load flow controller

Abstract

Now-a-days the Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) technology is very effective in improving the power flow along the transmission lines and makes the power system more flexible and controllable. This paper deals with the most robust type of FACTS devices; it’s a Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC). Many cases have been taken to study how the system behaves in the presence and absence of the UPFC under normal and contingency conditions. The UPFC is a device that can be used to improve the bus voltage, increasing the loadability of the line and reduce the active and reactive power losses in the transmission lines, through controlling the flow of real and reactive power. Both the magnitude and the phase angle of the voltage can be varied independently. The steady state model of UPFC has been adopted on IEEE-30 bus test system and simulated using MATLAB programming language. Newton Raphson (NR) numerical analysis method has been used for solving the load flow of the system. The practical part has been solved through Power System Simulation for Engineers (PSS\E) software Version 32.0. The Comparative results between the experimental and practical parts obtained from adopting the UPFC where too close and almost the same under different loading conditions, which are (5%, 10%, 15% and 20%) of the total load.

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Published
2020-01-30
How to Cite
Abd al hassan, sana and Tuaimah, F. (2020) “Study Impact of Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) on a Transmission Line Performance under Different Loading Conditions”, Journal of Engineering, 26(2), pp. 176-192. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2020.02.13.