Jordanian national electricity company NEPCO has accepted the STATCOM 10Mvar supplied by Jema to ensure compliance with the grid code of a 24-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant.
After exhaustive factory tests at full power, the STATCOM has undergone successful site tests at the PV plant in Ma’an, which included integration tests with the central plant control, full power operation of the STATCOM and behavior during LVRT.
STATCOMs are part of the Flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) device family, regulating voltage and stabilizing the electrical grid. They are increasingly used in solar and wind power plants to comply with the grid code.
Jema’s STATCOM is a modular multilevel converter (MMC) system that offers significant advantages over classical solutions such as improved efficiency, very low THDi and a smaller footprint.
In addition, the modular topology allows an N + 1 redundant configuration by phase, improving substantially the full power availability of the STATCOM.
The Jema MMC STATCOM also features high overload capacity during voltage sags. In addition, it is fully modular and can easily be configured to 40Mvar in a container of 40 ft (12 m) with a single grid connection transformer.
Jema Energy designs and manufactures static power converters for several sectors. With more than 60 years of history and with its headquarters in Lasarte, northern Spain, Jema has a commercial presence in over 90 countries on five continents.