Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
Voltage support has been a common problem utilities have faced for many years and although there exists many solutions, the advent of renewable energy devices and electric vehicles make the problem of voltage support an even greater challenge today. The increasing use of electronic devices by consumers also increases the magnitude of dealing with voltage support. A promising new solution to voltage support is seen in One Cycle Control, a new control method that uses a nonlinear feedback technique on power electronics to produce high quality sine waves with fast dynamic response. This control paradigm is seen in its application to a voltage support device known as STATCOM. This project aims to model the One Cycle Control method applied to a STATCOM device, known as OCC-VAR in PSCAD. However, stability issues in One Cycle Control can prevent the device from producing desirable results.