Siemens to deliver reactive power compensation system for supply grid in Germany

3 February 2016 (Last Updated February 3rd, 2016 18:30)

Siemens has received a contract from the transmission grid operator Amprion to deliver reactive power compensation system, in order to stabilise power supply grid in the Greater Frankfurt area, Germany.

Siemens has received a contract from the transmission grid operator Amprion to deliver reactive power compensation system, in order to stabilise power supply grid in the Greater Frankfurt area, Germany.

Under the €25m contract, Siemens will involve in the supply, installation and commissioning of a static VAR compensation system, SVC Plus.

Siemens energy management division transmission solutions business unit CEO Mirko Düsel said: "Over the past few months we have successfully brought several SVC Plus static VAR compensation system projects on line, such as for voltage stabilisation, flicker compensation, integration of wind power plants or for railway electrification."

The reactive power compensation system will help the grid operator in the dynamic voltage stabilisation of the transmission grid.

"Over the past few months we have successfully brought several SVC Plus static VAR compensation system projects on line."

Siemens will set up the system in Kriftel, a community in the Rhine-Main region located between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.

It will be integrated into an existing switchgear system and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2017.

According to the company, the SVC Plus system for Amprion is designed for a rated capacity of +/-300 MVAr and laid out in several power converters connected in parallel.

Amprion construction and operations head Ludger Meier said: "The task of transporting power in the transmission grid is becoming increasingly more complex. We now require a number of static VAR compensation systems to stabilise our grid."