SVC Diamond™

Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM)

The Leader in Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems For more than 40 years, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has been a worldwide leader in the development, design and production of Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS). These solutions help electric utilities supply reliable, high-quality power.
The SVC-Diamond™, Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) is an advanced FACTS device which uses voltage-sourced converter technology to provide the electrical transmission grid with reactive power compensation.
In 1979, Mitsubishi Electric supplied the world’s first Voltage Sourced Converter (VSC)-based STATCOM for field use. In the early 1970s, the company developed Static Var Compensators (SVCs) by combining thyristor technology with reactors and capacitors. The resulting devices provided inductive and capacitive reactive power compensation and are the forerunners of systems the company continues to develop.

Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) brings control and stability to electric power transmission grid

As electric utilities experience an increasing array of challenges to meeting consumer demand, Mitsubishi Electric’s SVC-Diamond™, Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) can help electric utilities take some of the stress off the electric power transmission grid and supply their customers with high-quality power 24/7.
The STATCOM’s reactive output capacity is directly proportional to system voltage. In contrast, a conventional Static Var Compensator (SVC) has an output capacity which is proportional to the system voltage squared. As a result of this feature, the STATCOM has superior low-voltage output capacity compared to an SVC.

Case Studies:

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