Distribution system

Customer challenges
in distribution substations

The need for reliable power grids has soared as the use of automation and sensitive electrical equipment has increased in modern power electronics. However, the gaining popularity of wind and solar power, as well as heavily loaded transmission and distribution lines, prompt utilities to look for new ways to augment their networks in order to secure reliability. The building of new transmission and distribution networks requires huge investments and may not be a feasible option. Typically, the distance between power generation and power consumption may be hundreds of kilometers. Without dynamic reactive power compensation systems, voltage variations may arise and, eventually, affect the transmission and distribution capacity of supply grids. Auto-reclosing operations, which constantly test the reliability of distribution networks, may result in short-term power outages.

Merus® Solutions improving power quality
in distribution substations

  • Increased power transmission capacity by improved asset utilization of existing distribution networks
  • Dynamic voltage control and improved stability
  • Easy integration of solar and wind farms
  • Low distribution losses
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