THE ENERGY REVOLUTION IS PUSHING THE GRID TO ITS LIMITS
The safe and economical power supply in the medium- and low-voltage grids faces new challenges. Wind or solar systems feed fluctuating amounts of power into the grids and cause local peaks in voltage. Under certain circumstances, the low-voltage grid even feeds power back into higher grid levels. New types of consumer such as heat pumps and electric cars require large amounts of power over short periods. High power flows are increasing the risk of the permitted voltage band being violated. To ensure the supply, operators are being forced into the expensive move of expanding grids. In this situation, voltage regulation systems in the distribution grid help alleviate the problem. They create additional reserves in the voltage range and provide an economical and safe alternative to grid expansion.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FOR OPTIMIZED GRID OPERATION
The GRIDCON® family from REINHAUSEN provides regulation systems for full grid capacity utilization. The voltage regulated distribution transformer usually eliminates any need for grid expansion. Tailored systems from Power Quality ensure clean line voltage at all times. For example, GRIDCON® ACF active filters reliably and accurately compensate for reactive power and other grid faults. In the regulating transformers themselves, tap-changers from REINHAUSEN – with either oil or vacuum switching technology – ensure a stable power supply at the level of reliability you would expect. MESSKO® measurement technology ensures smooth processes in your systems and extends the transformer life. And it goes without saying that our global service is always available.