Medium voltage power factor correction directly related to the technical management of transmission and distribution network. The majör benefits are:
- Power Quality. Increase voltage profile in substation and at receiving ends.
- Improving the operation cost of an installation. Decreasing reactive power demand and therefore reduction of apparent power with two highly important aspects:
- Reducing losses
- Increasing the performance of transformers and installation.
Power Quality, Voltage Level
There are two possible situations: Controlling voltage in substations and at receiving end of medium voltage distiribution lines.
- Controlling voltage at substations
One of the most critical points in distribution of Electrical Energy is maintaining voltage at receiving end. The most usual criterion is maintaining medium voltage above its nominal value.
To achieve this medium voltage capacitor banksa re used. In fact, a voltage rise may appear by conecting capacitor banks at the point of connection.