Enhancement of Voltage Stability and Power Oscillation Damping Using Static Synchronous Series Compensator with SMES


The power system network is becoming more complex nowadays and it is very difficult to maintain the stability of the power system. The main purpose of this paper proposes a 12-pulse based Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) with and without Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) for enhancing the voltage stability and power oscillation damping in multi area system.


Control scheme for the chopper circuit of SMES coil is designed. A three area system is taken as test system and the operation of SSSC with and without SMES is analysed for various transient disturbances in MATLAB / SIMULINK environment.


Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC)

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES)

Multi area system

Transient disturbances



 Fig. 1 Single line diagram of the test system with SSSC with SMES


Fig. 2.Simulation result of test system

Fig. 3 Power output for Case (a) and (b)

                                                  (a) With fault


                                                          (b) Case (a)

                                   (c) Case (b)                     Time (sec)

Fig. 4 Simulation result of Voltage with fault

 Fig. 5 Simulation result for current with fault

Fig, 6 Simulation result for P & Q with fault


The dynamic performance of the SSSC with and without SMES for the test system are analysed with Matlab/simulink. In this paper SMES with two quadrant chopper control plays an important role in real power exchange.


SSSC with and without has been developed to improve transient stability performance of the power system. It is inferred from the results that the SSSC with SMES is very efficient in transient stability enhancement and effective in damping power oscillations and to maintain power flow through transmission lines after the disturbances.


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Power System Stability Enhancement Using Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC)


In this study, a static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) is used to investigate the effect of this device in controlling active and reactive powers as well as damping power system oscillations in transient mode. The SSSC equipped with a source of energy in the DC link can supply or absorb the reactive and active power to or from the line. Simulations have been done in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. Simulation results obtained for selected bus-2 in two machine power system shows the efficacy of this compensator as one of the FACTS devices member in controlling power flows, achieving the desired value for active and reactive powers, and damping oscillations appropriately.

  1. Static synchronous series compensator (SSSC)
  2. FACTS
  3. Two machine power system
  4. Active and reactive powers



 Figure 1. Two machines system with SSSC


 Figure 2. Active power of bus-2 without the installation of SSSC

.Figure 3. Reactive power of bus-2 without the installation of SSSC

Figure 4. Current of bus-2 without the installation of SSSC

Figure 5. Voltage of bus-2 without the installation of SSSC

Figure 6. Active power of bus-2 in the presence of SSSC

Figure 7. Reactive power of bus-2 in the presence of SSSC

Fig.8.Current of Bus-2 In The Presence Of SSSC


 It has been found that the SSSC is capable of controlling the flow of power at a desired point on the transmission line. It is also observed that the SSSC injects a fast changing voltage in series with the line irrespective of the magnitude and phase of the line current.  Based on obtained simulation results the performance of the SSSC has been examined in a simple two-machine system simply on the selected bus-2, and applications of the SSSC will be extended in future to a complex and multimachine system to investigate the problems related to the various modes of power oscillation in the power systems.


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