The pressure to increase available power to the end user results either in new generation or increasing the efficiency of the system/reducing losses. Shunt reactors are used in transmission systems to increase the capabilities of transmission lines by injecting inductive power to the system. This results in fewer transmission losses and consequently, less new generation is required, indirectly reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
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