Analysis of Different Methods used in Reactive Power Compensation: A Review

Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-12

    Anurag Dwivedi

  1. Nitesh Tiwari

  2. Sacchi Mishra

  3. Nikita Prajapati

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bansal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India


This paper is an overview of the different technologies used in reactive power compensation. Generally, the compensation of reactive power is due to two reasons. The first is to compensate for load and secondly for voltage support. To improve voltage regulation, stability in transmission, and distribution system, and also to improve power factor, Var compensator and Var generators are used. Many types of self-commuted generators and various new technologies with lots of advantages are described. In the development and application of controllable static Var, compensator progress has been made in the last few years.

Keywords: DVR (dynamic voltage restorer), reactive power compensation, STATCOM (static synchronous condenser or compensator), SSSC (static synchronous series compensator), tap changing transformer UPFC (unified power flow controller)

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Volume 7
Issue 1
Received August 27, 2021
Accepted September 14, 2021
Published September 21, 2021