A synchronous condenser is a device that supports network voltage by providing reactive power compensation and additional short circuit power capacity.
Fundamentally, a synchronous condenser is a synchronous generator operating without a prime mover. Generation or consumption of reactive power is achieved by regulating the excitation current.
Using competitive and standardized 5-80 MVar modules, we can tailor complete systems up to 350 MVar. The result is a compact solution that can be rapidly deployed.
ABB offers flexible scope of supply. The scope ranges from the main components such as synchronous condensers, control and start equipment, pony motors, cooling systems, lubrication systems, and more. As a result, ABB provides more extensive turnkey solutions including synchronous condenser system simulation support, switchgear and buildings with the support from our ABB Systems channels.