Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)
The rapid development of power electronics technology provides exciting opportunities to develop new power system equipment for better utilisation of existing systems. Deregulation of the supply industry worlwide, and the resulting competition, is forcing utilities to operate their facilities at ever higher efficiency, driving this trend. During the last decade, a number of control devices under the term flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) technology have been proposed and implemented. This book provides a comprehensive guide to FACTS, covering all the major aspects in research and development of FACTS technologies. Various real-world applications are also included to demonstrate the issues and benefits of applying FACTS. Written by international experts in the field from both industry and academia, this book will be a useful reference for professional engineers involved in the operation and control of modern power systems. It will also be of value to postgraduate students and researchers.
About the Editors
Yong Hua Song is Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Brunel University, UK where he also holds the Royal Academy of Engineering/Nuclear Electric/Siemens Chair of Power Systems. He has authored/co-authored three books and some 200 journal and conference papers in the area of power system stability analysis, control, protection, flexible ac transmission systems and application of computational intelligence.
Allan T. Johns is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath and Managing Director of Intalec International Consulting Engineers. He is heavily involved in industrial consultancy and is the author of 250 publications of which nearly 100 are full Learned Society papers. He has been awarded four Learned Society Premiums and holds 12 full patents. He is extremely active in Learned Society service and his interests cover all aspects of electrical power systems.
Yong Hua Song, Allan T. Johns