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Benefits of Static Var Compensators

December 18th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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Here’s an article sent by one of our members Marvin M. It is about benefits of static var compensators to power transmission and distribution.

Introduction

The growth of residential and manufacturing industries means more energy demand. At present, almost all aspects of our lives, directly or indirectly depend on electricity. Unfortunately, power generation and transmission systems do not come up as fast. This is due to the high installation costs, as well as the growing environmental concerns. The ideal option now is to make the existing systems more efficient and economical to use.

One of the easiest ways is secondary installation of equipment primarily geared to achieve the two elements. One of the most effective additions is the Static Var Compensators. SVCs provide fast acting reactive power as needed to a system. This article highlights the benefits accorded by the SVC.

Fig 1:Complete SVC System Installation

Fig 1:Complete SVC System Installation


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HVDC technology and its future

April 30th, 2013 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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Introduction

HVDC Technology and Its Future 1

High voltage, direct current (HVDC) is the new means of current transmission. Previously the use of alternating current for the same purpose has been employed. But with the increased improvement in technology the methods are changing. The new emerging technology always serves as a cheaper source.

HVDC also provides the same benefit. When long distances are covered for the transmission of electric current a significant amount of electrical loss is observed.

This loss can be greatly reduced by the use of HVDC technology. Underwater power cables are a huge application of this technology. Usually there is a need to charge and discharge the cable capacitor when the means of transmission is alternating current. But with HVDC this restraint too has been eliminated.

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