Two Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitors [TCSC’s], one at Serra da Mesa Substation in the Furnas’ System and the other at Imperatriz Substation in the Eletronorte’s System, both part of North-South
Interconnection, make it possible to damp out the oscillation mode of the two interconnected systems,
reducing the risk of instability. This paper presents Serra da Mesa TCSC control testing history, and a description of the monitoring system developed by Furnas operation engineers to follow-up the control performance at head office, in Rio de Janeiro.
Guilherme Sarcinelli Luz, Cesar Ribeiro Zani, Nilo José P. de Macedo, Luis Roberto C. de Moura, Salvatore Mantuano Filho, Saulo Salgado Wanderley, In Proc. SEPOPE 2002, Brasilia Brazil, IP-093
KEYWORDS: Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitors, FACTS, Performance monitoring, Electrical System Operation.