Halpin, S. Mark
Younan, Nicholas H.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thyristor switched capacitors (TSCs) have found an ever increasing role in the operation of flexible AC transmission systems or FACTS. The ability of these static var compensators to regulate the voltage by consuming or supplying reactive power quickly is not only viable for transmission but is an effective measure for increasing power quality at a distribution level. The proposed design uses a variable number of logically switched capacitors to supply reactive generation per reactive demand. The design ensures that the capacitors are safely switched into service, reactive demand is accurately calculated, and the TSC will respond quickly to changes in demand. While providing fast and safe operation, the conceptual design is also flexible enough to allow for optimization of the TSC to meet the demands of specific loads.
Taylor, Jason Ashley, "Thyristor Switched Capacitor Mitigation System for Customer Side Applications" (2002). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 4732.