Germany: For the first time, a shunt reactor with voltage range of 400 kV and a control range of 50–250 MVAr, has been successfully tested.

Variable shunt reactor with a record control range tested

Germany: For the first time, a shunt reactor with a voltage range of 400 kV and a control range of 50–250 MVAr has been successfully tested.

Variable reactors combine the design of shunt reactors with the reliability of the tap changers, have a large control range and are particularly advantageous when used for varying voltages and load fluctuations, the manufacturer said in a statement.

This shunt reactor, with a control range at a previously unattainable level, has been developed by Siemens Transformers in the Siemens Transformer Nuremberg plant.

Source: Siemens