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DER-Ready Switching Devices

Application Specific Designs for Switching Reactive Power

With a growing shift towards renewable power generation, distributed energy resources (DER) are being called upon more often throughout multiple points of system interconnection with the transmission system. This has exposed many critical issues with traditional devices that are not designed to effectively withstand the voltage transients, current chopping, and equipment stresses associated with reactive power compensation that can lead to catastrophic damages to the capacitor, reactor, switching device, and/or adjacent system components. To address these concerns, the industry has developed innovative switching technologies to significantly reduce transient exposures, improving equipment and overall grid reliability. These are further detailed in the papers available for download by filling out our form.

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