This paper deals with the performance analysis of a static compensator (STATCOM)-based voltage regulator for self-excited induction generators (SEIGs) supplying nonlinear loads. In practice, a number of loads are nonlinear in nature, and therefore, they inject harmonics in the generating systems. The SEIG’s performance, being a weak isolated system, is very much affected by these harmonics. The additional drawbacks of the SEIG are poor voltage regulation and that it requires an adjustable reactive power source with varying loads to maintain a constant terminal voltage. A three-phase insulated-gate-bipolar transistor- based current-controlled voltage source inverter working as STATCOM is used for harmonic elimination, and it provides the required reactive power for the SEIG, with varying loads to maintain a constant terminal voltage. A dynamic model of the SEIG–STATCOM feeding nonlinear loads using stationary d−q axes reference frame is developed for predicting the behaviour of the system under transient conditions. The simulated results show that SEIG terminal voltage is maintained constant, even with nonlinear balanced and unbalanced loads, and free from harmonics using STATCOM-based voltage regulator.
- Harmonic elimination
- Load balancing
- Nonlinear loads
- Self-excited induction generator (SEIG)
- Static compensator (STATCOM)
Fig. 1. Schematic diagram of proposed scheme of SEIG–STATCOM system
Fig.2 Control scheme of SEIG–STATCOM system
EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS:
Fig. 3. Voltage buildup of SEIG and switching in STATCOM.
Fig. 4. Waveform of three-phase SEIG–STATCOM system supplying diode rectifier with resistive load change from no load, to three-phase (22 kW), to one-phase (15 kW), to three-phase (22 kW) loads, and to no load.
Fig. 5. Waveform of three-phase SEIG–STATCOM system supplying diode rectifier with capacitive filter and resistive load change from no load, to three-phase (15 kW), to one-phase (24 kW), to three-phase (15 kW) loads, and to no load.
Fig. 6. Waveforms of three-phase SEIG–STATCOM system supplying diode rectifier with capacitive filter and resistive load change from no load, to three-phase (15 kW), to three-phase (22 kW), to three-phase (15 kW) loads, and to no load.
Fig. 7. Waveforms of three-phase SEIG–STATCOM system supplying thyristorized rectifier with resistive load change from no load, to three-phase (18 kW) at 60◦ firing angle, to no load.
It has been observed that the developed mathematical model of a three-phase SEIG–STATCOM is capable of simulating its performance while feeding nonlinear loads under transient conditions. From the simulated results, it has been found that the SEIG terminal voltage remains constant, with the sinusoidal feeding of the three-phase or single-phase rectifiers with resistive and with dc capacitive filter and resistive loads. When a single-phase rectifier load is connected, the STATCOM balances the unbalanced load currents, and the generator currents and voltage remain balanced and sinusoidal; therefore, the STATCOM acts as a load balancer. The rectifier-based nonlinear load generates the harmonics, which are also eliminated by STATCOM. Therefore, it is concluded that STATCOM acts as voltage regulator, load balancer, and harmonic eliminator, resulting in an SEIG system that is an ideal ac power-generating system.
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