PES Webinar - Synchronous Condensers
IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series
9 August 2017 • 11:00 am Eastern
Presented by: Ian Ramsay, Lead FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) Business Development Manager, Siemens Industry Inc.
It is perhaps strange to refer to Synchronous Condensers as a new technology (they have been around for decades) however with a modern twist to old equipment they are proving invaluable in stabilizing the grid system. Synchronous Condensers provide:
- Short-circuit power contribution
- Reactive power compensation
- Short-term overload capability
- Provide inertia to the transmission system
New Synchronous Condensers can be connected to existing Transmission Substations or alternatively retired generators can be retrofitted to provide the required functionality.
Ian Ramsay has worked for Siemens for almost 29 years. His roles have been varied including: Engineering, Commissioning, Project Management, Proposal Management and Sales and Business Development. His primary focus has been with FACTS Technology and GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear).