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Reactive Power Compensation
Medium voltage networks, which have a very low harmonic load and in which in the future no important power
electronic converters will be operated and no data transmission by line traps will be installed are typical applications
for non-reactor based reactive power compensation systems.
Investigations in the form of long-term measurements of the harmonic ratios of public and industrial medium-voltage
networks show that a tendency towards increasing voltage distortion caused in particular by the 5th harmonics takes
In consideration of this circumstances
and while operating or planning powerful
electronic converter systems reactor
based reactive tuned power
compensation have to be applied.
Reactive power increasingly is stressing
the networks. For the user created
significant costs, caused by losses of the
apparent current on the supply lines and
electrical machines (I ² x R).
Furthermore, increasingly reactive
energy is billed by the energy provider.
This phenomenon applies to both
capacitive and inductive reactive load.
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