A Review on SVC Control for Power System Stability with and without Auxiliary Controller

Zalina Kamis, Hairol Nizam Mohd Shah


Since the beginning of the last century, power system stability has been recognized as a vital problem in securing system operation. Power system instability has caused many major blackouts. This paper reviewed the previous technical works consisting of various methods of optimization in controlling power system stability. The techniques presented were compared to optimize the control variables for optimization of power system stability. The analysis on performance of the previous work such as advantages and findings of a robust method approach in each technique was included in this paper.


Power System, Stability, SVC


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