Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today its development of the SVC-DiamondTMstatic synchronous compensator (STATCOM), a voltage source converter (VSC) shunt reactive power compensator with a modular multilevel converter (MMC). The commercial launch is targeted sometime in or after 2016.
The new SVC-Diamond helps strengthen the power network when renewable energy resources such as solar and wind are introduced. Since renewable energy is derived from natural sources, any solution is required to solve power-quality issues, such as voltage variation and voltage transmission stability. SVC-DiamondTM, as a reactive power compensator, deploys the most effective method for responding to such issues. Furthermore, Mitsubishi Electric will perform the precise system studies matched to user needs to provide optimum solutions and maximum quality based on real-time simulations.
1) The best quality and the highest reliability
-Assures the best quality of system and the highest reliability during operation by integrated interface technology from the key component to the system by adopting own insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT)
2) VSC based shunt reactive power compensation capability with MMC
-Reduces harmonic contents
-Reduces installation space by around 60% due to elimination of harmonic filter and installation time compared to conventional facilities due to compact size and light weight
-Creates a rapid response against sudden voltage variation