Low Voltage Pole-mounted 20kVA Static VAR Compensator

The Gridco Systems Low Voltage, Single-Phase Static VAR Compensator™ (SVC) is a new class of agile grid infrastructure designed to enable a more flexible, agile and resilient distribution network. Featuring a simple and safe switching design combined with advanced control algorithms, the SVC provides a localized load voltage boost when necessary serving as a simple, economical solution to flatten voltage throughout the feeder.

Leveraging a hardware system that is flexible, cost-effective and reliable, these modular devices can be used as part of a Volt-VAR Optimization (VVO) / Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) system deployment to improve overall energy efficiency.  It also boosts voltage when and where needed eliminating customer complaints and assuring compliant service voltage delivery, thereby improving overall power quality.

The SVC-20 features a lightweight, NEMA-4X rated design purpose-built for withstanding harsh outdoor environments throughout its 15-year, maintenance free lifetime.  Available with integrated control and communications, the pole-mounted SVC is part of a unified platform with Gridco Systems In-line Power Regulators™ and Power Regulating Transformers™ facilitating optimized feeder deployments.

Key Features

  • Active voltage boosting under CVR and/or high load conditions
  • Light weight, shunt connected up to 20 KVAR reactive power compensation
  • Interval line voltage data capture
  • Dynamic, self-balancing and fault-tolerant switching control performance
  • Safe and easy access to field upgradeable KVAR capacity and communications
  • Simple autonomous operation or remote (centralized) management
  • Flexible pole mounting options
  • Operating temperature: -40° to 55°C
  • Weather/corrosion resistant NEMA-4X enclosure with hinged door

Key Benefits

  • Assure voltage delivered consistently within service range limits
  • 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
  • Simplify planning by installing “as needed” reactive power capacity with the opportunity for future expansion up to 20 KVAR
  • Lower installed cost when compared with “business as usual” approaches
  • Optimize the product mix of SVC, IPR, and PRT devices where needed on various feeders under a unified software platform