FACTS, or flexible AC transmission systems, are control systems that are important to your overall substation engineering success. Producers of industrial,
commercial and domestic electricity should be aware of these control systems and how they relate to ongoing power quality and the steadiness of your
high voltage power systems.
What are FACTS?
Flexible AC transmission systems are state-of-the-art control and protection systems that offer digitalized energy processing. They work with steady state, quasi steady state, dynamic and transient-type controls. They offer static compressors for HVDC control using complex algorithms. These control systems help prevent overheating or under processing, ensuring stable energy processing.
The Importance of FACTS
High-voltage flexible AC transmission systems are critical to maintaining proper voltage quantities and qualities. Without FACTS, your system may not be properly regulating voltage or changing the power that is either injected into or absorbed via the power system.
FACTS enhance the overall grid capacity and performance. They also increase the reliability and efficiency of your power system. By mitigating power oscillations, FACTS are able to offer you greater control over your energy.
Static Var Compensators Increase Reliability
Part of an energy efficient and reliable power grid system is static var compensators (SVC). SVCs increase the dynamic nature of your high voltage systems
by properly controlling your overall network voltage to keep it within desired limits. These compensators assist in the regulation of voltages that
are either injected into or absorbed by the system. This is accomplished by generating reactive power when voltage gets to a low level and absorbing
reactive power when voltage quantities are above normal.
How to Improve your System with FACTS and SVC
The concept of FACTS and static var compensators is the ideal for all high voltage substation and switchyard owners, however, a concept is nothing without implementation. At Beta Engineering, we focus on the overall regulation and management of systems via our civil engineering, electrical engineering and project management teams. Our teams have extensive experience building flexible AC transmission systems that provide our clients with greater reliability. Across the country, we’ve implemented a number of FACTS projects, including SVCs, series capacitor banks, and reactor yards.
About Beta Engineering
Beta Engineering is dedicated to not only high-voltage substation engineering, but also to helping our clients implement the top technologies. Beyond technical expertise, we also keep an open channel of communication with our clients that fosters healthy working relationships.
Contact us today to discuss how we can improve your systems and help with your high voltage substation engineering projects.