Reviewing DSTATCOM for smart distribution grid applications in solving power quality problems

Bala Boyi Bukata, Yun Li

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Abstract

Evolution of the future smart distribution grid has made power quality (PQ) resolution a key concern to stakeholders in the power supply sector. The distribution static compensator (DSTATCOM) is one of the custom power devices recently applied to solve this problem. However, manual techniques based on computer-aided-design (CAD) simulator used in designing the DSTATCOM controllers cannot guarantee optimum solutions because of the added integrate-able nonlinearities of the future distribution grid. Therefore, its functionality can be improved through optimum designs by allowing flexible range of working voltages at the point of common coupling (PCC) to meet customer's load demands. This paper focuses on: reviewing DSTATCOM control strategies for solving PQ problems, and its challenges, possible solutions through evolutionary algorithms (EA) based computer-automated-design (CAutoD) of fuzzy logic control, future direction as well as the state-of-the-arts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011
Pages294-299
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2011
Event2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201110 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHuddersfield
Period10/09/1110/09/11

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Keywords

  • CAutoD
  • custom Power
  • DSTATCOM
  • evolutionary Computation
  • fuzzy Logic
  • power quality

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Bukata, B. B., & Li, Y. (2011). Reviewing DSTATCOM for smart distribution grid applications in solving power quality problems. In Proceedings of 2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011 (pp. 294-299). [6084944]