Capacitor Banks - The Glue Holding the Electric Transmission and Distribution System Together
In Capacitor Banks – The Glue Holding the Electric Transmission and Distribution System Together, you'll learn ...
- What capacitors do and why they are installed in the electric grid
- Capacitor types and capabilities
- How capacitors are controlled
- The modes of operation and benefits afforded by equipping capacitors with SCADA
Reactive power is like the glue that keeps the electric grid intact. Because voltage is the potential/pressure difference, reactive power is the tool needed to maintain proper “pressure”. n or network.
Adequate reactive power is extremely crucial during emergency events when a generator, a transmission line, etc. is not available. Capacitors are fundamental for maintaining a reliable operation of the electric system during peak conditions and at other times.
In this course, you’ll learn the numerous advantages that capacitors provide for the entire system. The various capacitor types will be covered. This course also covers the power triangle, system losses, generator D-curves, voltage coordination, Voltage VAR Optimization, voltage regulation, and contingency analysis.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The primary reasons for installing a capacitor
- Controller modes, including time-of-day, voltage, temperature and VAR control
- The ideal location to install capacitors
- Equipment ratings (MVA) and the relationship with the MVAR
- Contingency analysis
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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