LV IPR-50 Pole

Low Voltage Pole-mounted 50kVA In-line Power Regulator

The Gridco Systems Low Voltage, Single-Phase, 60 Hertz, IPR™ is a new class of active grid infrastructure that combines utility-scale power electronics, high accuracy sensors, and advanced control algorithms to provide dynamic, continuous and precise load voltage regulation, VAR compensation, harmonic cancellation, and power monitoring.

Leveraging a combined series-connected voltage-source and a shunt-connected current-source power electronics architecture, these multi-function devices can be used for residential-, commercial- or utility-scale renewable integration, Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) / Volt-VAR Optimization (VVO) for improved energy efficiency and peak capacity management, Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration (FDIR) for improved system reliability, and improved power quality.

Initially available in 50kVA ratings, these ruggedized hardware systems are purpose-built for harsh outdoor environments and designed to have a 25-year life with no maintenance.  Available with or without a Distributed Grid Controller (DGC), the pole-mounted IPR can be deployed on the same pole as the overhead distribution transformer or one further downstream.

Key Features

  • Load voltage regulation under forward and reverse power flow
  • Reactive power compensation, leading or lagging
  • Load voltage and source current harmonic cancellation (3rd to 15th harmonic)
  • Power quality monitoring
  • Dynamic (sub-cycle), continuous and precise performance
  • Purpose built, utility-scale power electronics designed for 25-year lifetime with no maintenance
  • Autonomous operation, or local or remote (centralized) management
  • Built-in bypass mechanism
  • Flexible pole mounting options
  • Operating temperature: -40° to 50°C
  • NEMA-4 enclosure

Key Benefits

  • Reliably and scalably integrate intermittent renewable generation
  • Augment VVO/CVR approaches to achieve greater energy efficiency and peak demand reduction
  • Alleviate capacity constraints and avoid/defer costly generation and system upgrades or demand charges
  • Mitigate sags and swells
  • Improve power quality
  • Extend life of existing assets
  • Reduce outages and improve restoration times
  • Improve system efficiency, reliability and safety