Siemens has received an order worth approximately €78 million to deliver Statcom reactive power compensation systems in the SVC Plus series for the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL).
The delivery includes planning and engineering services as well as the installation and commissioning of the equipment in four substations of the Indian energy provider. The Ranchi, Rourkela, Kishenganj and Jeypore substations are located in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhad and Odisha. The Siemens systems will help stabilize the power supply in these areas.
Siemens is thus carrying out one of the world's largest reactive power compensation projects on the 400 kV voltage level. The SVC Plus systems, which are built around an enhanced Statcom (static synchronous compensator), work with a dynamic operating range totaling 2,000 MVAr, in addition to 1,250 MVAr mechanically switched components. Thanks to the systems' fast response times, energy consumers benefit from a stable line voltage and frequency, which ensure a constant supply of electrical power.
|Type||Statcom Reactive Power Compensation Systems|
|Estimated Cost||€78 Million|
Source : siemens.com