GRid stabilty solutions

Synchronous Condensers

Synchronous condensers support grid stability through inertia, reactive power compensation and short circuit power capacity.

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.

Key benefits

Inertia Contribution
Reactive Power Contribution
Short Circuit Contribution
System Decarbonisation
Dual-Function Synchronous Condenser

Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationsOptions
VoltageUp to 20 kV
ExcitationBrushless or static
InsulationClass F
Frequency50 or 60 Hz
Output Range25 to 275 Mvar
Real InertiaUp to 2,300 MWs
Design StandardsIEC & IEEE Compliant

Key Features

Synchronous Inertia Support
Reactive Power
Short Circuit Contribution
RoCoF
PARTS

Strategic Parts Management

To protect against loss of revenue through unscheduled outages and ensure the reliable operation of capital equipment, we recommend a combination of OEM certified Operational Spares, Maintenance Spares, Strategic Spares and Commissioning Spares based on site configuration and site specific operational conditions.