A 400 kV Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) solution at Power Grid Corporation of India's (PGCIL) substation in Odisha has been commissioned. This STATCOM solution equipment has been manufactured at Siemens manufacturing plant in Goa. This is the first STATCOM order commissioned by Siemens and is the latest chapter in the long and successful Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) journey in India.
In just 22 months, the state-of-the-art project was designed, delivered and commissioned with an aim to provide optimal grid stabilisation technology. With a swing range of 600 MVAr and 250 MVAr mechanically switched components, the product will lead to the availability of reliable and stable power to the consumers in the associated network.
STATCOM at Rourkela is regulating the transmission variations automatically according to the grid conditions, thus leading to the availability of reliable and stable power to the consumers in the associated network.
'Siemens has been our trusted partner over the years. Their proven technological leadership and execution capabilities have played a key role in commissioning some of the most state-of-the-art technologies and solutions. We are delighted that the STATCOM at Rourkela Substation has been commissioned ahead of schedule. This will lead to improved stability and higher availability of Eastern Region Grid,' said IS Jha, Chairman and Managing Director, Power Grid Corporation of India.
'We are very proud to commission the world's largest STATCOM for PGCIL at Rourkela substation. Siemens has again proven its technological leadership, execution capabilities and firm commitment to Make in India,' said Dr Harald Griem, Executive Vice President and Head, Energy Management Division, Siemens.
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