Com Ed hosted two technical tours of its 300MVAR Elmhurst Static VAR Compensator (SVC) for PES during the 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Expo. Siemens provided engineers with answers to all of their technical questions The SVC is actually two SVCs that are connected to Com Ed’s 138kV system. This coordinated system provides 300MVAR of reactive power support in 75kV increments. The two SVCs share a common spare transformer making it a very reliable design.
Technical Tours at this year's conference sold out quickly. Be sure to get your tickets for the 2016 technical tours early! All photos courtesy of Siemens.