Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4–6, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

STATCOM Evaluation in Electrified Railway Using V/V and Scott Power Transformers

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_2,
        author={Luis Barros and Mohamed Tanta and Ant\^{o}nio Martins and Jo\"{a}o Afonso and J. Pinto},
        title={STATCOM Evaluation in Electrified Railway Using V/V and Scott Power Transformers},
        proceedings={Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4--6, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SESC},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Scott power transformer STATCOM V/V power transformer},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_2}
    }
    
  • Luis Barros
    Mohamed Tanta
    António Martins
    João Afonso
    J. Pinto
    Year: 2020
    STATCOM Evaluation in Electrified Railway Using V/V and Scott Power Transformers
    SESC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_2
Luis Barros1,*, Mohamed Tanta1, António Martins2, João Afonso1, J. Pinto1
  • 1: University of Minho
  • 2: University of Porto
*Contact email: lbarros@dei.uminho.pt

Abstract

Rail transport has always been one of the greatest economic boosters of several world nations, allowing the freight and passenger transport. In addition, it is the most secure and economic land transportation mode. From the energetic perspective, the electric locomotives emerge as one of the most efficient land transportation mode, as well as allow a more sustainable development. However, when an electric locomotive is connected to the three-phase power grid, power quality (PQ) deterioration arise, leading to the distortion and unbalance of the three-phase power grid currents and voltages which imply higher operational costs, raising economic and functional issues. In order to overcome the PQ deterioration phenomena, several solutions based power electronics technology have been studied and developed. These solutions vary in terms of control, functionality, implementation costs and complexity. One of the existing solutions is a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), which compensates the three-phase currents imbalance and harmonics.