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Simulation of FACTS Devices as Reactive Power Compensators and Voltage Controllers in the Smart Grid

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



Conference Session

Electrical Energy Courses, Labs, and Projects II

Tagged Division

Energy Conversion and Conservation

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23.1068.1 - 23.1068.17



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Ramadan Elmoudi University at Buffalo

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Ramadan Elmoudi (IEEE Student M’10) received the B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1996 and 2007 respectively from Misrata Institute of Industry and Academy of Graduate Studies, Tripoli, Libya, respectively. He has over 10 years of industrial experience in National Power Sector beside his work as a developer of automation systems in different disciplines. Currently he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in U B (SUNY), Buffalo, NY. His interests are in power systems control, artificial-intelligence (AI) applications in Smart Grids, power electronics for Smart Grids and Advanced Protection and Automation centers

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Ilya Y. Grinberg Buffalo State College

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llya Grinberg graduated from the Lviv Polytechnic Institute (Lviv, Ukraine) with an M.S in E.E. and
earned a Ph.D. degree from the Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering (Moscow, Russia). He has more
than 30 years of experience in design and consulting in the field of power distribution systems and design
automation. He has over 38 published papers. Currently he is professor of engineering technology at
SUNY Buffalo State. His interests are in the field of electric power distribution systems analysis, design
automation, and systems engineering.

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Mohammed Safiuddin University at Buffalo, SUNY

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B.E. (Electrical) Osmania University, India, MSEE University of Illinois), MBA, Ph.D. UB(SUNY). Junior Engineer, Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board (India) (1958-59). Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Buffalo, New York (1960-85). Research Professor, Advanced Technology Applications, Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY) (1977-2010). President, STS International, Amherst, NY (1985-present). Technical interests cover static power conversion and optimal control systems applied to industrial processes, energy conservation and energy management. Holds 10 patents in this field and has published numerous technical papers. IEEE Life Fellow. Awarded Roscoe Allen Gold Medal (1957, Osmania University) for excellence in hydraulics. Awarded "IUSD Award of Merit" in 1992 (IEEE-Industry Applications Society). Recognized for meritorious achievement in continuing education by the IEEE-EAB award for the year 2000. Member Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business) honor societies, and "Eminent Engineer" member Tau Beta Pi.

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ANN-Supported Numerical Protection and Control Relay Center for TCSC Compensated Transmission Lines for Classroom DemonstrationsAbstractThis paper reports the research on a protection system for classifying and locating faults inthyristor-controlled series compensated (TCSC) transmission lines. The protection scheme isbased on control and protection relay center SEL-311L from Schweitzer EngineeringLaboratories supported with multi-layer perceptron artificial neural networks (MLPNN). Three-phase power system currents and voltages at the relay location are used as inputs to MLPNN-Supported SEL-311L relay center. Two neural networks are trained to address fault classificationand location. Feasibility and reliability of the protection scheme are explored using fault data setof a typical 380 kV power system grid modules in the University XXX and XXX joint SmartGrid Lab. Studied system is subjected to all possible faults at different operating conditions,including fault location, fault inception angle and fault resistance. Experiment resultsdemonstrate the robustness, superiority and fault tolerant features of this novel protection system.Moreover, this system is being used in senior undergraduate and graduate level courses inelectrical engineering and electrical engineering technology to demonstrate and furtherinvestigate the effects of anomalies in power grid on modern control systems and modernprotection solutions in smart grid environment.

Elmoudi, R., & Grinberg, I. Y., & Safiuddin, M. (2013, June), Simulation of FACTS Devices as Reactive Power Compensators and Voltage Controllers in the Smart Grid Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22453

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