ew 21(34): e9

Research Article

Evaluation of Static Synchronous Compensator and Rail Power Conditioner in Electrified Railway Systems Using V/V and Scott Power Transformers

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.29-3-2021.169164,
        author={Luis A. M. Barros and Mohamed Tanta and Antonio P. Martins and Joao L. Afonso and J. G. Pinto},
        title={Evaluation of Static Synchronous Compensator and Rail Power Conditioner in Electrified Railway Systems Using V/V and Scott Power Transformers},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web},
        volume={8},
        number={34},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EW},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={Electrified Railway System, Power Quality, Rail Power Conditioner, Scott Power Transformer, STATCOM, V/V Power Transformer},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-3-2021.169164}
    }
    
  • Luis A. M. Barros
    Mohamed Tanta
    Antonio P. Martins
    Joao L. Afonso
    J. G. Pinto
    Year: 2021
    Evaluation of Static Synchronous Compensator and Rail Power Conditioner in Electrified Railway Systems Using V/V and Scott Power Transformers
    EW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-3-2021.169164
Luis A. M. Barros1,*, Mohamed Tanta1, Antonio P. Martins2, Joao L. Afonso1, J. G. Pinto1
  • 1: Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal
  • 2: SYSTEC Research Center, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
*Contact email: lbarros@dei.uminho.pt

Abstract

In this paper a comprehensive review of electrified railway systems is carried out, identifying the electric power quality deterioration which may appear due to nonlinear dynamic traction loads. Following this topic, a computational simulation of Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) and Rail Power Conditioner (RPC) are presented, making a comprehensive analysis of each of these solutions regarding the power quality improvement in electrified railway systems. Four case studies are presented: (i) STATCOM evaluation when a traction power system is fed by a V/V power transformer; (ii) STATCOM evaluation when a traction power system is fed by a Scott power transformer; (iii) RPC evaluation when atraction power system is fed by a V/V power transformer; (iv) RPC evaluation when a traction power system is fed by aScott power transformer.