Publication Type:

Conference Paper


2017 International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy ( TAP Energy), IEEE, Kollam, India (2017)





FACTS, flexible AC transmission systems, IEEE 5 bus network, IEEE 5 bus system, Integrated circuit modeling, interconnected system, load flow, load flow control, Load modeling, mathematical model, PI Controller, power flow enhancement, Power system, Power system stability, reference bus voltage, transmission system, Unified Power Flow Controller, UPFC, Voltage control, voltage improvement, voltage source model, Voltage Source Model (VSM), voltage-source convertors


The power system is overwhelmed with the load demand during peak hours. The Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) have better control on the power flow in an interconnected system. Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) is a FACTS device can improve the control of power flow in a transmission system. The IEEE 5 bus network is a benchmark system taken in this paper in order to check the response of UPFC on the power flow enhancement. UPFC is modeled in different ways to analyze power flow and voltage improvement at each bus. In this paper UPFC is modeled as a Voltage Source Model (VSM) and that will generate reference bus voltage and phase angle at different load conditions on the receiving end of UPFC. The variation between the voltage generated by VSM and actual voltage profile in the bus is injected in the line through an injection transformer. The entire system simulation shows that voltage stability of the system is getting improved and power flow through the system with UPFC is enhanced.

Cite this Research Publication

S. Parvathy, Dr. Sindhu Thampatty K.C., and NAMBIAR, T. N. P., “Response of voltage source model of UPFC in an IEEE 5 bus system for power flow enhancement”, in 2017 International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy ( TAP Energy), Kollam, India, 2017.