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NEWS Siemens receives order for largest Statcom reactive power compensation project in India Siemens has announced that it has received an order worth approximately €78 million to deliver Statcom reactive power compensation systems in the SVC Plus series for the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL). The delivery includes planning and engineering services as well as the installation and commissioning of the equipment in four substations of the Indian energy provider. The Ranchi, Rourkela, Kishenganj and Jeypore substations are located in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhad and Odisha. The Siemens systems will help stabilize the power supply in these areas. Siemens is thus carrying out one of the world’s largest reactive power compensation projects on the 400 kV voltage level. The SVC Plus systems, which are built around an enhanced Statcom (static synchronous compensator), work with a dynamic operating range totaling 2,000 MVAr, in addition to 1,250 MVAr mechanically switched components. Thanks to the systems’ fast response times, energy consumers benefit from a stable line voltage and frequency, which ensure a constant supply of electrical power. Siemens builds the core components for the SVC Plus systems in its factory in Goa, India. “Once again, Siemens has demonstrated its manufacturing and technology expertise in the country in order to cover the growing demand from the Indian energy sector,” said MirkoDüsel, CEO of the Transmission Solutions Business Unit within the Siemens Energy Management Division. “We have supported the Indian market from the very beginning, and have developed a wide range of technologies with our customers to help ensure a reliable power transmission system.” Reactive power compensation technology is a subset of flexible alternative current transmission systems (FACTS). These systems can regulate the parameters that determine the operation of a power supply grid and account for the quality of transmission. Such parameters include transmission impedances, currents, voltages and phase angles between the different nodes. Reactive power compensation is divided into parallel compensation and serial compensation. Parallel compensation systems, like those to be used in India, primarily regulate the voltage at the connecting point and thus facilitate a stable, reliable grid operation. This order is not the first one that Siemens has received in the area of flexible alternating current transmission systems in India. Siemens has been delivering fixed series capacitors (FSC) to the Power Grid Corporation of India on a regular basis since 2003. The first thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC) was delivered to PGCIL in 2004. Siemens received the order for the largest SVC project (Static Var Compensator) in India in 2014. With the latest major project, the company has once again proven its technological leadership and its commitment to the Indian energy market. Delta Receives National Excellence Award from MNRE at the National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Delta has announced that it has been honoured with the National Excellence Award from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) at the National Workshop on Rooftop Solar conducted at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi. The National Workshop was conducted specifically for the rooftop solar industry to launch new policies which will help improve the solar energy sector and serve as a platform for various stake holders to showcase the latest developments in the sector. MNRE also recognized the efforts and contributions made by Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies, component suppliers and nodal agencies to the solar rooftop sector by honoring the best performers with awards. The workshop was attended by more than five hundred dignitaries from Central and State Government, nodal agencies, distribution companies, investors and EPC companies. The award was presented to Delta for Rooftop Solar Power Projects in the Solar Inverters category recognizing its outstanding contribution towards the development of Indian rooftop solar sector. Mr. Dalip Sharma, Managing Director, Delta Electronics India along with Mr. NiranjanNayak – Vice President, Solar Inverters received the prestigious award from Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. “We are extremely delighted to have received this award from Government of India. This recognition will go a long way in motivating us to deliver better and set new benchmarks for the future.” said Mr. Dalip Sharma – Managing Director, Delta Electronics India. 14 energetica INDIA · MAY16


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