Problems and Solutions for Microprocessor Protection of Series Compensated Lines

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Protection of systems with series compensated lines is considered to be one of the most difficult tasks for relay manufacturers and utility engineers. Protection and control of surrounding circuit elements, particularly transmission line protection, needs to be adapted to the variations introduced by these devices. Fixed series capacitors and thyristor controlled devices introduce harmonics and nonlinearities which adversely impact the protection function. To take full advantage of the series capacitor installation in a utility network, it is necessary to explore the impact of series capacitors on protection and implement appropriate schemes. This paper describes practical issues related to microprocessor based protection of power networks with fixed and controllable series compensating devices. Phenomena that affect the protection of a network with series compensated lines are explored. The paper also presents solutions and new concepts in protection and fault location for series compensated power networks.


  • Sture Lindahl
  • M. Saha
  • D. Novosel
  • A.G. Phadke
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • power system protection, microcomputer applications, compensation, power capacitors, power engineering computing, fault location
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch
Event6th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (Conf. Publ. No. 434) - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1997 Mar 251997 Mar 27


Conference6th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (Conf. Publ. No. 434)
CountryUnited Kingdom