AMSC’s D-VAR (Dynamic Volt-Amp Reactive) system is a way to provide continuous voltage regulation, improve voltage stability, meet interconnection requirements and dynamically provide grid support where it’s needed. The D-VAR STATCOM system regulates T&D voltage and power factor, improves post-fault voltage recovery, and improves power quality. The D-VAR system is modular and compact, accommodating areas with limited space availability, requires no harmonic filters, provides fast response time and displays superior characteristics during low voltage events.
To mitigate power quality problems and to provide voltage regulation on distribution systems, AMSC also offers the compact and cost-effective Distribution Static VAR Compensator (D-SVC™) system. The D-SVC uses AMSC’s transmission-level D-VAR STATCOM control platform to use a transmission-level solution to solve challenges in the distribution environment at distribution appropriate prices. It is suitable for welders, motors, pumping stations, and other industrial operations. The D-SVC system is easy to install, maintain and features no external cooling requirements. Utilities can place the D-SVC system at the source of the power quality problem or on distribution systems to solve power quality challenges.
AMSC’s Resilient Electric Grid (REG) system provides urban power networks the ability to interconnect substations, which result in better use of existing assets while increasing network resiliency and reliability. The key component to the REG system is AMSC’s high-temperature superconductor (HTS) cable system that combines high power handling capacity with fault current limiting characteristics. By enabling utilities to serve more load from existing substations, the REG system can eliminate or defer substation expansion or new construction. The REG system enables utilities to improve survivability following catastrophic system events, and provides back-up for loss of transmission.