Synchronous Condensers

Overview

As a result of the global drive towards Net Zero, renewable power generation is becoming ever more important for the world’s energy systems. Very significant capacity of solar and wind power has been added to the grid and a growing number of conventional power generation plants are retiring well before the end of their technical life.


Renewable power generation is essential for our planet’s future power supply. Unfortunately, it can adversely impact the resilience and stability of today’s grids as it misses critical components required for grid quality and reliability. A key missing element is rotational inertia, which provides a useful amount of stored energy to help keep the frequency of the power system stable. Other important factors are reactive power and fault ride through capability.


Synchronous condensers support grid stability through inertia, reactive power compensation and short circuit power capacity. They offer significant cost savings by avoiding the need to invest in costly infrastructure reinforcements such as new transmission lines that would be otherwise required to address the adverse effects of renewable power generation on grid stability.


BRUSH's Synchronous Condenser applications are based on our DAX and DG ranges of generators with over a century of engineering experience, knowledge and innovation embedded in the design.

 

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Synchronous Condenser Brochure

2 Pole datasheet

Synchronous Condensers Datasheet

2 Pole datasheet

  • Output range 10 MVA - 350 MVA
  • Voltage range up to 20 kV
  • 50Hz or 60Hz operation
  • Brushless or static excitation
  • Low temperature operation
  • Low noise
  • Lightweight
  • Hazardous area operation
  • Multiple heat exchanger options
  • Double end drive
  • High inertia
  • Low inertia
  • API 546 compliant
  • Harsh environment operation

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