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Study of 9MW Wind Farm with and without STATCOM Using MATLAB/SIMULINK

V. Kumar, Kalagotla Chenchireddy, Khammampati R. Sreejyothi


Voltage Stability could be a key challenge for the stable operation of grid connected wind farm through-out the faults and grid interruptions. When the wind farm is directly connected to grid, the voltage stability is that the main issue for Squirrel Cage Induction Generator (SCIG) because of intermittent nature of wind velocity. Voltage stability drawback is sorted out with the help of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) devices like static synchronous compensator (STATCOM). A STATCOM is used to counter problems like transient stability support in network including Squirrel Cage wind generator. The wind power system model is implemented using SIMULINK. The STATCOM results are better than Static Var Compensator (SVC) for the stable operation of SCIG. STATCOM improves the stability problem and so help the wind generator system to remain in service throughout grid faults.


Wind Farm, STATCOM, Reactive Power, Squirrel Cage Induction Generator.

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