Optimal control schemes for SSSC for dynamic series compensation

Mohammed El Moursi, A. M. Sharaf, Khalil El-Arroudi

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This paper presents two novel control schemes for static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) for dynamic series compensation and voltage regulation. The SSSC model comprises a harmonic neutralized multilevel 48 pulse voltage source converter. This paper investigates two novel control schemes for optimal series compensation, which are indirect control (constant reactance control) and direct control (constant voltage control) using pulse width modulation (PWM) switching techniques. The proposed model of SSSC within the power system is performed in Matlab/Simulink using the power system blockset. The performance of the SSSC schemes connected to the 230 kV grid is evaluated in both capacitive and inductive modes of operation under load excursions. The operation of the proposed controllers is also tested in a weak power in order to compare their performance for securing SSSC stability in response to system contingencies.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)646-656
Number of pages11
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008


  • 48 pulse VSC SSSC
  • Constant reactance control
  • Constant voltage control
  • Dynamic series compensation
  • Voltage regulation


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