Voltage flicker mitigation using PWM-based distribution STATCOM

J. Sun, D. Czarkowski, Z. Zabar

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Voltage flicker, a phenomenon of annoying light intensity fluctuation, caused by large rapid Industrial load changes, has been a major concern for both power companies and customers in the area of power quality. The fast response of the Distribution Static Compensator (DSTATCOM) makes it the efficient solution for improving power quality in distribution systems. In this paper, a voltage flicker phenomena in a 69/13.8 kV distribution system is modeled and simulated using MATLAB/Simulink Power System Blockset (PSB). Voltage flicker mitigation studies with a current controlled PWM-based DSTATCOM are also performed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2002Jul 25 2002


Other2002 IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


  • Power Quality
  • PWM
  • Voltage Flicker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Energy


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