This work is focused on Reactive Power Compensation to reduce losses in Nigeria 330kV Power Transmission lines. Management of reactive power and voltage control constitute part of the major challenges in a power system. Adequate reactive power control solves power quality problems like voltage profile maintenance at all power transmission levels, transmission efficiency and system stability. Power demand increases steadily while the expansion of power generation and transmission has been severely limited due inadequate resources and environmental forces in Nigeria. A Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (Facts) called Static Synchronous Compensator (Statcom) device was adopted. Using the relevant data obtained from Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) control centre Oshogbo, the system soft-model of 330kV 57 buses of the Nigeria transmission line was built with the help of Electrical Transient Analyzer Program software (Etap 12.6). The results show voltage magnitude where voltage drops were noticed at buses Damaturu (0.9992pu), Gombe (0.9880pu), Yola (0.9900pu), Jalingo (0.9904pu), Ikeja West (0.9892pu), and Maiduguri (0.0504pu) respectively. When Statcom was integrated into the network, the new voltage magnitudes of these buses improved to 1.2062, 1.0327, 1.0319, 1.1682, 1.1600, and 1.0374pu respectively; The simulation result obtained showed improvement of weak bus voltages and loss reduction to 85 percent.
Statcom, Etap, VSC, Matlab
Engr. Uzowulu Ifeanyi Nnanedu , Dr. J. Atuchukwu , Dr. John Paul ILoh "REACTIVE POWER COMPENSATION FOR REDUCTION OF LOSSES IN NIGERIA 330kV NETWORK USING STATIC COMPENSATOR (STATCOM)" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 1 2019 Page 9-30
Engr. Uzowulu Ifeanyi Nnanedu , Dr. J. Atuchukwu , Dr. John Paul ILoh "REACTIVE POWER COMPENSATION FOR REDUCTION OF LOSSES IN NIGERIA 330kV NETWORK USING STATIC COMPENSATOR (STATCOM)" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(1)