Date Added: Jun 2011
FACTS controllers are capable of controlling the network condition in a very fast manner and this unique feature of FACTS can be exploited to improve the stability of a power system. The detailed explanations about the FACTS controllers are well documented in the literature. Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) is one of the important members of FACTS family which can be installed in series in the transmission lines for applications such as increased power transfer, improved transient and small disturbance stability of power systems. SSSC is very effective in controlling power flow in a transmission line with the capability to change its reactance characteristic from capacitive to inductive.