LV IPR-50 Pad
Low Voltage Pad-mounted 50kVA In-line Power Regulator
The Gridco Systems Low Voltage, Single-Phase, 60 Hertz, 50 kVA In-line Power Regulator™ (IPR-50) is a new class of agile 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 shunt-connected current-source power electronics architecture, these multi-function devices can be used for residential-, commercial- or utility-scale renewable integration, Volt-VAR Optimization (VVO) / Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) for improved energy efficiency and peak capacity management, Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration (FDIR) for improved system reliability, and improved power quality.
The IPR-50 is a ruggedized hardware system purpose-built for harsh outdoor environments and designed for 25-year life with no maintenance. Available with or without a Distributed Grid Controller (DGC), the pad-mounted IPR-50 can be deployed next to the pad-mounted distribution transformer or further downstream.
- Load voltage regulation under forward and reverse power flow
- Reactive power compensation, leading or lagging
- Load voltage and source current harmonic cancellation (3rd to 7th 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
- Operating temperature: -40° to 55°C
- NEMA-4 enclosure
- 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