Stability Improvement of a Two-Area Power System Connected with an Integrated Onshore and Offshore Wind Farm Using a STATCOM

Li Wang, Che Hao Chang, Bing Lin Kuan, Anton V. Prokhorov

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This paper presents stability-improvement results of a two-area power system connected with an integrated onshore and offshore wind farm (WF) using a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM). The onshore WF of 19.8 MW is based on dynamic-slip induction generator, while the offshore WF of 100 MW is based on doubly-fed induction generator. The qd axis equivalent-circuit model is derived to establish the complete system model under three-phase balanced conditions. A lead-lag power-oscillation damping controller (PODC) of the STATCOM is designed by using the phase-compensation method based on modal control theory to damp out low-frequency oscillations of the studied two-area power system. A systematic strategy using a frequency-domain approach based on eigenvalue analysis and a time-domain approach based on nonlinear-model simulations is performed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme. It can be concluded from the simulation results that the proposed STATCOM joined with the designed PODC is capable of improving stability of the studied two-area power system connected with the integrated onshore and offshore WF under various disturbance conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7742974
Pages (from-to)867-877
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017



  • Doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG)
  • dynamic-slip induction generator (DSIG)
  • power-oscillation damping controller (PODC)
  • stability
  • static synchronous compensator (STATCOM)
  • two-area power system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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