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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AVP 862
Subject Title HVDC and FACTS


Introduction: Review of transmission lines; surge impedance loading; voltage profile along radial and symmetrical lines, Ferranti effect, load flow analysis.

Power systems dynamics, stability analysis, role of reactive power compensators; series, shunt and unified compensation; effect on power flow and voltage profile.

HVDC Transmission : Evolution of HVDC Transmission, Comparison of HVAC and HVDC systems, Type of HVDC Transmission systems, Components of HVDC transmission systems, Required features of rectification circuits for HVDC transmission, Analysis of HVDC converter, HVDC system control features.

Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS}; Requirements of distribution systems, power quality (PQ) problems and classification, FACTS devices, The Static Var Compensator (SVC); TCR, TSC, STATCOM, Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator (TCSC); Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR), Unified Power Flow Compensator (UPFC); Interline Power Flow Controller (IPFC)

Text Books

1. Song, Y.H. and Allan T. Johns, ‘Flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS)’, Institution of
Electrical Engineers Press, London, 1999.
2. Hingorani ,L.Gyugyi, ‘ Concepts and Technology of flexible ac transmission system’,
IEEE Press New York, 2000 ISBN –078033 4588.
3. R .Mohan Mathur and Rajiv K.Varma , ‘Thyristor - based FACTS controllers for
Electrical transmission systems’, IEEE press, Wiley Inter-Science.
4. K.R.Padiyar, ‘FACTS controllers for transmission and Distribution systems’ New Age
international Publishers 1st edition -2007