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In power system, reactive power compensation is one of the important action to maintain better voltage profile, stability and decrease losses. STATCOM is feasible in terms of cost effective in wide range of problem solving capabilities among all Flexible AC Transmission system (FACTS) in both transmission and distribution levels. In this paper the synchronous rotating frame theory algorithm is used since it is easy to implement i.e. the rotating three phase quantities are converted into stationary components. So it requires less number of PI controllers and also calculations on the stationary quantities are easy than to do calculations on instantaneous quantities and the modeling of STATCOM is done. This project focuses on improvement of power quality in a three phase three wire system with a non-linear load i.e., three phase bridge rectifier and a parallel inductive load. Some power quality aspects like reactive power compensation of linear load, better Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) performance and the power factor improvement are achieved. The result shows the THD of input current achieved as per the IEEE 519-1992 standard. It is observed that STATCOM gives effective compensation for reactive power variation and hence the power quality of distribution systems improved.