code EE744
credit_hours 3
title Reactive Control in Electrical Power Systems
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prequisites None
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes Introduction to VAR control theory of load compensation. Practical considerations. VAR control in transmission networks under steady state. Series and shunt compensators. Dynamic shunt compensation. Static compensation: types and characteristics. Static VAR compensators in AC and HVDC systems. Typical applications of dynamic compensation and distribution systems. Harmonics. Reactive power management.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives The student should be able to: Apply the VAR control theory of load compensation and its practical considerations. Get acquainted with the different types of load compensators and know its characteristics and modeling. Design the thyristor controllers and its application in both transmission and distribution systems.
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ref. books T. J. Miller, "Reactive Power Control in Electric Power Systems", J. Wiley, N.Y., 1982. P. Kundur, "Power System Stability and Control", McGraw Hill Inc., 1994. C. Taylor, "Power System Voltage Stability", EPRI series, 1994.
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Course Content
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1 Theory of load compensation.
2 Steady state reactive power control in electric transmission systems.
3 Reactive power compensation and the dynamic performance of transmission systems.
4 Static, synchronous condensers and series capacitor compensators.
5 Principles of static compensators.
6 The thyristor switched capacitors and saturated reactor compensators.
7 Design of thyristor controllers.
8 Reactive compensation and the electric Arc furnace.
9 Thyristor – controlled compensators for Arc furnace.
10 Saturated – reactor compensators for arc furnace.
11 Harmonics.
12 Resonance, shunt capacitors and filters.
13 Reactive power management.
14 Experience with reactive power dispatch.
15 Future developments and requirements.
16 Final Exam.