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International Journal of Power System Operation and Energy Management

Abstract

This paper presents the design of a prototype distribution static compensator (D-STATCOM) for voltage sag mitigation in an unbalanced distribution system. The D-STATCOM is intended to replace the widely used static Var compensator (SVC). The model is based on the Voltage Source Converter (VSC) principle. A new PWM based control scheme has been implemented to control the electronic valves in two level of VSC. The D-STATCOM injects a current into the system to mitigate the voltage sags. In this work, the 6-pulse D-STATCOM configuration with IGBT has been designed using MATLAB SIMULINK. Accordingly, simulations are first carried out to illustrate the use of D-STATCOM in mitigating voltage sag in a distribution system. Simulation results prove that the D-STATCOM is capable of mitigating voltage sag as well as improving power quality of a system.

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