Chapter 5. Power Flow Including FACTS Controllers

  1. Enrique Acha1,
  2. Claudio R. Fuerte-Esquivel2,
  3. Hugo Ambriz-Pérez3 and
  4. César Angeles-Camacho1

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020164.ch5

FACTS: Modelling and Simulation in Power Networks

FACTS: Modelling and Simulation in Power Networks

How to Cite

Acha, E., Fuerte-Esquivel, C. R., Ambriz-Pérez, H. and Angeles-Camacho, C. (2004) Power Flow Including FACTS Controllers, in FACTS: Modelling and Simulation in Power Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020164.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    Universidad Michoacana, Mexico

  3. 3

    Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470852712

Online ISBN: 9780470020166



  • FACTS controllers;
  • Newton–Raphson power flow algorithms;
  • UPFC (unified power flow controller) operation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Power Flow Solutions Including FACTS Controllers

  • Static VAR Compensator

  • Thyristor-controlled Series Compensator

  • Thyristor-controlled Series Compensator: Firing-angle Model

  • Static Synchronous Compensator

  • Unified Power Flow Controller

  • High-voltage Direct-current-based Voltage Source Converter

  • Effective Initialisation of FACTS Controllers

  • Summary

  • References