ABB in Romania organized yesterday the technical seminar “Power Flow Control with Phase Shifting Transformers”, at the Transelectrica headquarters. According to a press release, the event was dedicated to the company customers and business partners in the power transmission domain, aiming at providing the participants with an excellent platform for knowledge exchange, as well as with practical solutions in the power flow control.
Today’s large electrical high-voltage transmission systems have to provide reliable and efficiently electrical energy to the customers. Due to de-regulation of the market, existing systems are often stressed to the limit in order to maximize asset utilization. This results more and more often in transmission bottlenecks. To ensure under these conditions economical and reliable operation of the grid, the need for power flow control becomes evident. The phase shifting transformers are cost-effective means to ensure reliable and efficient power flow in the fully loaded transmission system. They can reduce the impact of the strongly alternating power generation of wind farms to the electrical grid.
The themes presented by ABB experts from Germany have focused on energy saving by optimizing losses in the electrical system, grid reliability, improving operating performance and increasing of the use of renewable energy.
The seminar was attended by around 20 participants – ABB customers and business partners from important companies such as Transelectrica SA, ISPE, GDF Suez, Nova Industrial SA and others.
“Due to the increased production of renewable energy, the primary goal of this new energy efficient concept presented by ABB is the increasing of safety for the national power grid and for its interconnections, thus allowing a better exchange of electricity with the neighboring countries, ” – said Peter Simon, Country manager for ABB in Romania, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova.