Synchronous condensers for network stability

Start time: 1:00pm AEST. Gain an overview of the application engineering of Synchronous Condensers (SynCon’s) as the promising solution to boost power network stability at a time of increasing renewable power generation.
Synchronous condensers for network stability

 

Hear from presenter Csaba Szabo, who will focus on the various challenges caused by non-synchronous generation and investigate various scenarios where SynCon’s effectively contribute to providing stability by counteracting harmful network events.

What are the notable benefits of SynCon’s? They instantaneously respond to various network disturbances well before any control system wakes up, therefore lessening the potential risks of shutdowns, load shedding or splitting of local grid. There’s an urgency to reduce CO2 emissions at an accelerating rate as carbon-emitting power generation sources become replaced by wind, solar and BESS, as inverter-based generation – which are all imminent principal energy sources. These electronic devices effectively provide active power, however voltage and frequency stability to accommodate a rapid pace becomes very challenging.

The rate of change from synchronous to asynchronous generation itself represents further challenges, in terms of voltage and frequency references, which in turn must be underpinned by large power reserve. This presentation will discuss: - outline the benefits of SynCon's - the application engineering aspects of SynCon’s - explain various scenarios related to where and how networks can benefit from higher short circuit support and better frequency stability thanks to these system solutions.

 

Speaker

Csaba Szabo

Product Specialist – High Voltage Rotating Machines, ABB Australia

Csaba Szabo graduated in the Kálmán Kandó University, Hungary, at the faculty of Electrical Power Engineering, majoring in Electrical Machine Design and Production Technologies. Csaba also holds a postgraduate degree in Economics, majoring in Industrial Planning and Organization.
He has been with ABB Australia for more than 30 years and has held various positions of laboratory engineer, project manager, technical-sales and is currently Product Manager/Specialist of MV and HV motors and generators. He is past member of Hazardous Area Equipment (EL - 014) and current member of Rotating Machines (EL - 009) standard committees in Australia.

Event Date Time
25 / 05 / 2022 01:00 pm–02:00 pm
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25 / 05 / 2022 02:00 pm
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