HVDC/FACTS Highlights


October 2017

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, 
Digitalization, decarbonization and decentralization are changing everything; not only renewable energies, but also natural events are challenging today’s power grid. 
How to couple software with innovative hardware solutions especially for medium voltage to manage the future grid? Are there solutions available to offer earthquake resiliency? And did you know that our direct-current compact switchgear (DC CS) will soon be used for the first time? 
If you’d like to learn more about these and other interesting topics we cordially invite you to explore our HVDC/FACTS Highlights newsletter issue.  


Sincerely
Energy Management Transmission Solutions

MVDC PLUS: 
Managing the future grid

E
xperience solutions for “agility in energy – shaping the consumer-centric energy world” and find answers for important questions: 

How to control, optimize, and regulate load flows in medium-voltage alternating current grids? How to handle the increasing volumes of electricity from
distributed and renewable energy sources? 

Based on our transmission technology, Siemens has introduced a brand new medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) solution in the 30 to 150 MW range at the European Utility Week (EUW) 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
Learn more about it:
> MVDC PLUS 
FACTS - Webinar
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uccessful webinar held in August: With a modern twist to how synchronous condenserare providing invaluable services in stabilizing the grid. 

Now the next webinar is coming up. It will explore the Synchronous Condenser and STATCOM technologies and how they apply to power systems applications specific to reactive power compensation and short circuit contribution for non-synchronous generation projects to meet FERC requirements.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Reactive Power Compensation Requirements for Non-synchronous Generation: STATCOM vs Synchronous Condenser Technology
> Register

Seismic safety for UHVDC equipment
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iemens has developed specially designed damping systems for 800 kV DC equipment to provide earthquake resiliency. 

The successfully tested DC bypass switch is designed for a rated current up to 4000A and high ground acceleration rates up to 4m/s².

For the 21 meter long and 10 tons heavy bushing

the engineers have constructed and successfully tested a new damping frame at these rates. This will be implemented in buildings. 

We know how to build HVDC substations in earthquake-prone regions. 

For Transpower, the New Zealand’s electricity authority, an 350 kV HVDC link capable of withstanding a one-in-2500-year seismic event was set in operation. 
In November 2016 it demon-strated its availability in a live test:
> Read more

Additional content:
> Siemens providing first-of-its-kind grid stability technology to Dominion Energy in the US
> Siemens overhauls 15 converter transformers at Cahora Bassa HVDC link in Mozambique
> India’s Energy Transition
> Grid access solutions: New TenneT order
> Grid access solutions: Connecting roughly 5 million households
> Behind India’s leap forward
> New test center for DC technology

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