Siemens providing first-of-its-kind grid stability technology to Dominion Energy

New Siemens SVC PLUS Mobile (Mobile STATCOM) solution can be located anywhere in order to rapidly restore power grids

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:04 am EDT

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Raleigh, NC

Siemens is providing Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with the company’s first Mobile SVC STATCOM technology. The solution keeps the grid stable during disturbances and faults by providing fast and controlled reactive power. Mobile STATCOM gives the utility an unprecedented level of flexibility to move the device anywhere grid support is needed, especially in cases of unexpected outages from extreme weather or unplanned events. Instead of several years of planning and executing a permanently installed substation project, the Siemens STATCOM technology can be moved within days.

“By using this device, Dominion Energy is meeting today’s need to maintain reliability but also prepare their transmission system for future challenges,” said Nicolas Sanloup, head of Siemens Transmission Solutions. “Siemens is proud to bring this industry-leading solution to Dominion Energy to help them navigate an ever changing energy landscape and provide greater reliability to their consumers.”

The flexible nature of the substation technology will also help Dominion Energy manage the growing number of renewable and distributed energy resources on its power grid. As these generation sources come online, they often change how a traditional grid operates. Temporary STATCOM installation helps keep the grid stable while the utility is able to allow sufficient time to plan for renewables on its system. The substation technology also responds to any faults on the transmission network within milliseconds. 

Siemens expects to deliver the first mobile STATCOM device in mid-2018.

 

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For further information on Siemens substation technology, please see

https://www.siemens.com/global/en/home/products/energy/high-voltage/facts/portfolio/svcplus.html#SiemensSVCPLUSataglance.

 

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Annie Satow, Siemens

Phone: 202-316-0219; E-mail: annie.seiple@siemens.com

 

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

 

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