Impact of TCSC on Measured Impedance by Distance Relay for Inter Phase Faults in Double-Circuit Lines Considering MOV Operation

Conference: UPEC 2011 - 46th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference
09/05/2011 - 09/08/2011 at Soest, Germany

Proceedings: UPEC 2011

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kazemi, A.; Jamali, S.; Shateri, H. (Centre of Excellence for Power Systems Automation and Operation, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)

This paper presents the effects of Thyristor Controlled Series Compensator (TCSC), one of the series connected Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) devices, on the measured impedance at the relaying point for faults on a double circuit transmission line in the case of inter phase, phase to phase and three phase, faults considering its Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV) operation. The measured impedance at the relaying point is affected by several factors, including the line pre-fault loading, structural conditions, and specially the fault resistance. In the presence of TCSC, in addition to its compensation degree, its installation point affects the measured impedance at the relaying point. The variation of the measured impedance for different installation points and compensation degrees are investigated.