A Comprehensive Study for The Power Flow Controller Used in Railway Power Systems

Hu, Sijia , Li, Sheng , Li, Yong , Krause, Olav and Zare, Firuz (2017) A Comprehensive Study for The Power Flow Controller Used in Railway Power Systems. IEEE Transcations on Industrial Electronics, PP 99: 1-1. doi:10.1109/TIE.2017.2786201

Author Hu, Sijia
Li, Sheng
Li, Yong
Krause, Olav
Zare, Firuz
Title A Comprehensive Study for The Power Flow Controller Used in Railway Power Systems
Journal name IEEE Transcations on Industrial Electronics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0278-0046
Publication date 2017-12-22
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TIE.2017.2786201
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume PP
Issue 99
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Place of publication Piscataway, NJ United States
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Language eng
Subject 2207 Control and Systems Engineering
2208 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Abstract Essential imbalance and fluctuation of the mobile train load draw some problems, e.g., three-phase unbalance, reactive power, voltage and load fluctuation, harmonics, etc., in both public and train supply networks (TSNs). Railway power flow controller (RPFC)'s good performance on dealing with those problems has been convinced in practice these years. However, as the primary task in commercialization, how to qualitatively determine RPFC's design capacity with high cost-efficiency and how to comprehensively assess its performance in the design stage have perplexed engineers for many years. To solve those problems in both planning and real-time executing processes, this paper focuses on a RPFC design capacity optimization strategy for grid-connection compatibility and operating performance improvement at both utility and TSN. The strategy not only makes railway substation satisfy the grid-connection standards with high calculating efficiency, but also renders RPFC to have minimum design capacity, excellent feeder voltage control ability, good fixed capacitor installing prospect and high operating efficiency on the targets of reducing the investment and enhancing the transportation ability. The generic models, industry oriented design and the quantitatively analysis discussed in this paper give an insight for those concerns based on a balance transformer. Future RPFC project on serviced RPS will benefit from the proposed methodology.
Keyword design capacity optimization
feeder voltage
grid-connection compatibility
Harmonic analysis
Power flow controller
Power harmonic filters
Rail transportation
Reactive power
serviced electrified railway systems
Voltage control
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 08 Jan 2018, 13:57:56 EST by Dr Olav Krause on behalf of School of Information Technol and Elec Engineering