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Review of Energy Technologies and Policy Research

June 2017, Volume 3, 1, pp 17-23

Reinforcing Kenya Power National Grid Using Statcom Devices

C. Ndungu

,

J. Nderu

,

L. Ngoo

,

P. Hinga

C. Ndungu 1 ,

J. Nderu 1 L. Ngoo 3
P. Hinga 1 
  1. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 1

  2. Multimedia University, Malaysia 3

Pages: 17-23

DOI: 10.18488/journal.77.2017.31.17.23

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Article History:

Received: 05 October, 2016
Revised: 10 May, 2017
Accepted: 18 July, 2017
Published: 21 August, 2017


Abstract:

Modern power system is a complex network comprising of numerous distributed generators, transmission lines, switchgears, distribution network and variety of loads. However, the quality of the power supplied to the end users is deteriorating as network expand due to inherent system disturbances such as voltage dips, harmonic distortions and phase angle deviations caused mainly due to low voltage network faults. This has resulted to high level of customers’ dissatisfaction and complains.  Research has shown that over 60% of system perturbations are caused by natural events such as lightning strikes and system faults. There are various methods power utilities are employing to realize a robust and reliable power transmission system. Such methods include re-conducting of transmission lines, construction of new transmission lines and in recent time installation of Flexible AC transmission system (FACTs) devices. The FACTS are power electronic devices that have ability of controlling the network voltage condition both in steady and transient state of complex power system. The most common power electronic controllers are, Dynamic voltage stabilizer (DVS), Static Synchronous Compensators (STATCOM), shunt compensators and Unified power flow controller (UPFC). The STATCOM devices are the most widely installed power electronic controllers as they provide excellent performance in stabilizing the power system both in steady state and non-steady state (system disturbances) conditions. It is for this reason the author propose installation of STATCOMs to reinforce the Kenya Power national power grid to achieve a robust and resilience system which improves the power quality supplied to the end users.

Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which have investigated the impact of installing STATCOM devices to enhance the quality of power supplies and improve on power stability/ reliability in Kenya power grid. In recent time, the power grid has experienced several power disturbances in major load centers.

Keywords:

FACTS STATCOM, Power utility, Power quality, Power grid, Voltage dips.

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Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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