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Entergy static var compensators

The static var compensator’s low-voltage bus work and equipment carries high current and should be checked periodically for connection heating.

Reactive Power Stabilizes the Grid

Entergy shares lessons learned in the specification, design and deployment of static var compensators.

For anyone involved in the planning and management of America’s interconnected power system during the past 20 years, the term “rapidly changing” has become almost cliché. Many changes have accompanied the restructuring of the industry since the initial federal legislation in 1996. Some of these changes have impacted power supply, resulting in the proliferation of gas-fired generation, the shutdown of older fossil-fired generation and the encouragement of various renewable energy options

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