MUNICH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Siemens Power will provide a reactive energy compensation plant to the Los Angeles Division of Water and Energy (LADWP). The plant will improve operations at Barren Ridge Switching Station, LADWP’s renewable power transmission facility in Kern County, California, about 80 miles north of Los Angeles. The plant might be primarily based on Siemens Power’s SVC PLUS know-how that mixes the advantages of static synchronous compensation (STATCOM) and modular multilevel converter (MMC) know-how. The quick response of the STATCOM stabilizes the transmission system when the quantity of energy generated by photo voltaic, wind or hydro technology adjustments. The MMC know-how permits the implementation of this advanced know-how in a really small footprint in comparison with conventional options. The brand new ±200 megavolt ampere (MVAr) SVC PLUS will present the required voltage assist wanted within the space, the place LADWP has considerably elevated renewable power technology.”
“Continuously growing the share of CO2-free, climate-neutral electrical energy in our grid is certainly one of our most essential challenges,” stated Reiko Kerr, Senior Assistant Normal Supervisor, Energy System Engineering and Technical Providers at LADWP. “Along with constructing new wind and solar energy crops, focused investments in our electrical energy transmission infrastructure are essential to attaining our renewable power objectives. Barren Ridge will present long-term grid stability for our prospects whereas supporting growing quantities of renewable power in our portfolio.”
“The nice benefit of our SVC PLUS know-how is that it’s even sooner than typical options,” stated Beatrix Natter, Government Vice President Transmission at Siemens Power. “As well as, it gives excessive flexibility concerning design and structure of converters and substations. Its modularity and low variety of system parts additionally scale back commissioning time in comparison with advanced typical SVC techniques. This allows a brief execution time of solely 16 months for the Barren Ridge venture in order that the reactive energy compensation is prepared in time to forestall voltage collapses and even blackouts.”
The guts of the SVC PLUS might be two three-phase step-down transformers with 230-kilovolt (kV) and 200-MVA capability and an industrial-class insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) primarily based converter. This essential set up helps LADWP’s ongoing community enhancement by the applying of sturdy know-how that continues to show its worth in additional than 120 installations worldwide. Along with the plant, Siemens Power will present prolonged guarantee that can maximize availability and working flexibility for LADWP. Commissioning of the plant is deliberate for summer time 2022 after an execution time of solely 16 months.
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