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    Reactive Power & Apple Iphone Storage

    When you are first introduced to reactive power, you are most likely informed that: reactive power performs useless work...More
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    Charging My Iwatch

    TVs, ACs, as well as most other equipment nowadays are more efficient than they were years ago, and they continue to get more efficient....More
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Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns

Chances are, you are already well aware of the onslaught of coal plant shutdowns due to environmental concerns, regulations and the capital cost of upgrading aging assets. With systems primarily built around coal plants, especially in the East, how does a power plant maintain grid stability in light of these shutdowns? Learn how FACTS devices, such as static VAR compensators, provide overall grid stability and voltage control, saving utilities time and money.


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