GE to improve Norway’s electrical infrastructure with SVC technology

Norway: GE’s Grid Solutions business announced its most recent Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) contract win in an ongoing collaboration with Statnett, Norway’s electrical transmission system operator.

GE’s Static Var Compensator (SVC) technology will be used to upgrade the existing SVCs at Rød and Verdal substations.

GE’s FACTS technology allows utilities to provide reactive power support, which enhances controllability, improves stability and increases power transfer capacity of AC transmission systems. This system design involves upgrades to Statnett’s existing Static Var Compensators (SVC) to regulate the voltage in the system during normal operations and provide reactive power compensation during faults in the system. The main purpose of the SVC is to provide stable voltage conditions and improve the power grid transfer capability during varying power generation and power flows.

“The upgrades to the Rød and Verdal substations will be the largest SVC revamp project Statnett has ever undertaken and one of the largest in the industry. Statnett’s most recent contract with GE ensures a secure supply and improves the reliability and availability of the electrical transmission grid,” says Espen Bostadløkken, Norway Country Manager at GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business.

Source: T&D World