Flexible Power electronics Technology for Better Electrical Power Transmission
Power system must provide the supply and demand while guaranteeing te glitch-free alternating current 24/7. To deliver, engineers once had no choice but to design grid grids that were passive. But over the past decade a confluence of innovations, regulatory change and sheer watt- squeezing necessarily has planned a marvelous advance.
Through this one realized a long-standing dream of pushing current where it wouldn’t ordinarily go. FACTS proved its ability in the 1900s in demonstrations led by the power industry’s Electric Power Research Institute (ERPI) and grid equipment manufacturers, such as GE and Gurich-Based ABB.
These flexible ac transmission system, or FACTS, makes it possible to save the energy in a big way by making possible the smart grids, which utilizes the hope will reconfigure power flows in real time with minimum losses. Also it is possible to smoothly incorporate wind, solar and intermittent sources of energy into the grid.
FACTS are defined by the IEEE as “A power electronic based system and other static equipment that provide control of one or more AC transmission system parameters to enhance controllability and increase power transfer capability”. It is a generic term for a group of technologies that Increase the transmission capacity of the electricity network, Maintain or improve voltage stability and grid reliability and reduce overall power losses.