Dynamic Performance Comparison of Synchronous Condenser and SVC
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

In this paper, a comparison of the dynamic performance between a conventional synchronous condenser, a superconducting synchronous condenser, and a static Var compensator (SVC) is made in a grid setup by simulating different cases that affect the performance of reactive power compensation. The results show that the SVC injects more reactive power and has a better dynamic performance during faults that cause a moderate or minor voltage drop on its terminals, such as single-phase to ground faults in weak grids. The synchronous condensers, on the other hand, bring the voltage to the nominal value quicker and show a better dynamic performance for severe faults such as three phase to ground faults in stiff grids. The superconducting synchronous condenser injects up to 45% more reactive power compared to the conventional synchronous condenser during a nearby three phase to ground fault.

superconducting synchronous condenser

static var compensator (SVC)

synchronous condenser


Sercan Teleke

North Carolina State University

Tarik Abdulahovic

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Jan Svensson


IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery

0885-8977 (ISSN)

Vol. 23 3 1606-1612


Annan elektroteknik och elektronik



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