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Enhancing Transmission Grid Reliability

Application Specific Designs for Switching Reactive Power

Voltage regulation throughout a transmission system is critical towards maintaining adequate levels of reliability and efficiency for utilities. With a growing focus on environmental sustainability and renewable power generation, much of the industry’s aging infrastructure has had to withstand the voltage transients, current chopping, and equipment stresses associated with the demands of reactive power compensation.

This has led to costly 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.

The white paper available for download highlights the “methods of switching employed for reactive power compensation, the problems encountered with conventional devices, and the improvements made by the latest advancements in technology.”

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