Convertible Static Compensator (CSC) performance under system fault


Convertible Static Compensator (CSC) which is a versatile FACTS technology has been installed on Marcy 345 kV substation and increases power transfer capability, operational functionality, and power flow controllability of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) transmission system. This paper presents a detailed description of CSC inverter operation and PSCAD simulation results of the CSC when it is operating as a STATCOM. The STATCOM steady state and dynamic operation simulation results under different conditions including unbalanced condition and faults is discussed. For fault condition analysis, attention is focused to Double L-G (LLG) fault at three different locations, one very close and two others electrically far from STATCOM terminals. This paper also demonstrates the effectiveness of the emergency PWM (EPWM) strategy a solution for limiting the poles current and preventing STATCOM over current tripping during fault conditions.


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