STATCOM systems in electricity networks
A STATCOM is usually installed to support electricity networks that have a poor power factor and often poor voltage regulation. STATCOM, or static synchronous compensator, is a solution often deployed by utilities or large operations to solve flicker, harmonic and dynamic reactive compensation problems.
STATCOM systems are based on VSC (voltage source controller) technology and usually custom-made for a specific case or installation. STATCOM devices are connected in shunt, or parallel to, the load.
Benefits of STATCOM systems
STATCOM technology offers:
- Enhanced reliability
- Improved voltage
- Power system stabilization
- Rapid response to system events
- Real and reactive power flow control
- Increased power transfer limits
ADF Technology and STATCOMs
ADF technology is proven to be an excellent basis for STATCOM systems. Ranging from low voltage installations of less than 1 MVA up to 20 MVA, turn-key projects can be delivered in various configurations. By exploiting the modular ADF concept in both the ADF P300 and ADF P700 STATCOM ranges, various degrees of redundancy can be used to reach excellent uptime and dependability.
ADF Power Tuning Product Range
ADF Power Tuning consists of four main product families, among them a highly compact, cost-effective and mobile STATCOM solution for heavy industrial loads:
The P700 STATCOM is ideal for dynamic reactive compensation, flicker mitigation, and harmonic suppression in applications such as electric arc furnaces (EAFs), hoists, cranes and wind farms.