Fast control of reactive power by means of shunt-connected static devices is a proven technology. SVCs are still considered a competitive solution to meet the future needs of reactive power compensation. Past tutorials on Static VAR Compensators have focused mainly on power system aspects and on justifying the need for SVCs. This tutorial will focus on equipment design and operations.

A brief review of system aspects that justifies the need for fast reactive power compensation and a description of various applications will be presented. It is intended to provide participants with a solid understanding of basic components and their integration in substation design, of control system and its dynamic performance and commissioning of SVCs.

This tutorial targets engineering personnel, plant and design engineers, and anyone responsible for: (1) validating the dynamic performance during the design stage and (2) ensuring reliable operations of Static VAR Compensators.

The tutorial will take place on Monday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presenters:
Hubert Bilodeau, TransEnergie, Hydro-Québec
Mikael Halonen, ABB AB
Chris Horwill, Dan Sullivan, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
Heinz Tyll, Rajiv K. Varma, University of Western Ontario