GC0075: Hybrid Static Compensators

Power Park Module developers have been installing Hybrid STATCOM / SVC’s, which provide a portion (typically 50% to 75%) of their reactive capability from switched reactors and capacitors. Some of these devices have restrictions preventing repeated switching in a short period which can be seen as inconsistent with the concept of "continuously-acting" control which is required by the Grid Code. Interested parties believe clarification is required of the Grid Code requirements on these devices and that it would be beneficial to form a Workgroup to develop proposals for clearer and more appropriate requirements on Hybrid STATCOM / SVC performance.

Modification status: Concluded

Last updated: 1 April 2020