Optimal fractional SSSC auxiliary controller for power system low frequency oscillations damping improvement

Khadidja Benayad, Tarik Zabaiou, Amar Bouafassa


This work presents a new controller design to improve inter-area low frequency electromechanical oscillations (LFEOs) damping and enhance the overall stability of the electrical network. The control strategy used the static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) based flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) series-type device mainly performed for power flow and voltage regulation. Then, a fractional order proportional integral derivative (FOPID) is introduced as an auxiliary controller for the SSSC using the difference of rotor speed deviations of generators as input signal to improve the oscillations damping. Moreover, genetic algorithm (GA) is applied to seek for optimum controller gains. The proposed control approach is examined on two-area four-machine (2A4M) test system. The FOPID performance is compared with the integer order proportional integral derivative (PID). Obtained results show that the proposed SSSC-based FOPID controller achieves high performance for enhancement of inter-area low frequency oscillations damping.


Damping controller; Flexible alternating current transmission systems; Fractional order PID; Low frequency oscillations; Power system; Static synchronous series compensator

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v12i5.4952


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