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Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) Technology

21 Professional Development Hours

After Attending This Course, You Will Be Able To:

  • Identify the needs of power systems and utility networks where installation of FACTS Controllers/Devices becomes essential
  • Compute the power transmission capability of a transmission system and apply reactive compensation methods for its improvement
  • Comprehend the operating principles, control systems and modelling of different FACTS Controllers
  • Understand the influence of measurement systems, network resonances and harmonic interactions on the performance of FACTS control systems
  • Apply the techniques of FACTS controller design for enhancing power transfer, increasing stability, augmenting system damping, mitigating sub-synchronous resonances, preventing voltage instability, performing load compensation, etc.
  • Analyze the interactions among various FACTS Controllers
  • Utilize techniques for the coordination of FACTS Devices within power systems
  • Plan the placement of FACTS Devices in the utility networks.

Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) technology is fast becoming an integral component of modern power transmission systems worldwide. The stability of the power system and controllability of transmission line power flows are emerging as key issues in ensuring stable and secure power system operation. FACTS offers a rapid, effective and reliable solution by controlling high-power electronic devices. Several FACTS Controllers/Devices are already installed and are being planned by utilities in various provinces in Canada, the US and around the world. Their presence is likely to grow even further with the enhanced restructuring of power systems and the rapid integration of renewable energy systems, such as wind and solar plants, in power systems.

BULK Electrical System Stability; Regulation of the Active and Reactive Power; as well as voltage regulation and load sharing via power electronic converters are key factors that are explained with practical examples and a case study in this cutting-edge technology course.

Course Outline

  • Introduction To Facts
  • Principles of Conventional Reactive Power Compensators
  • Principles of Static Var Compensator (SVC)
  • Static Var Compensator (SVC) Control Components and Models
  • Concepts of Voltage Control by Static Var Compensator
  • Applications of Static Var Compensators (SVC)
  • Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC)
  • Applications of Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC)
  • Coordination of Facts Controllers
  • Voltage Source Converter (VSC) Based Facts Controllers

Who Should Attend
Transmission Engineers and Planners, Electrical Utility Engineers, Managers, Power System Designers, Distribution Engineers, Station Operators, and other technical personnel should attend this course. This course will be valuable for those challenged with the issues of voltage regulation, power system stability, and load compensation in power transmission/distribution systems and looking for state-of-the-art solutions for solving these power system problems.

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Online, 4/3/2024


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  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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