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Dynamic reactive power compensation – Medium voltage

The PCS 6000 STATCOM is part of the broad flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) portfolio. It covers the medium-voltage power range with modular and scalable system sizes, from 20 Mvar up to 100 Mvar.

Features  Benefits
  • Continuous dynamic response without steps
  • Voltage control (slope characteristic)
  • Power factor control
  • Dynamic reactive power control (slave)
  • Unbalance control
  • Flicker compensation
  • Active harmonic filtering (current and/or voltage harmonics)
  • Active resonance damping
  • Multiple system parallel control
  • High and low-voltage ride through
  • Power quality and plant reliability improvement
  • Network stability and transmission capacity increase
  • Grid compliance for renewable energy
  • High availability and reliability
  • Comprehensive lifecycle service and support
  • Small footprint
  • Low maintenance
  • Standardized converter blocks for simple long term operation and maintenance
  • Compact transformer integration for optimal footprint and low installation costs


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Technical data
 ABB’s containerized solution combines rugged construction with industry leading engineering, providing a system that can operate under the harshest environments common in utility, industrial and renewable applications.

Converter data

Unit continuous rating (+/-) A 14 - 38 Mvar (depending on grid conditions)
Housing Open rack / Walk-in container
Protection class           

Rack: IP00
Container: NEMA 3R / IP54 (higher on request)

AC grid voltage connection B

10 kV to 230 kV (higher on request) 
Output frequency

50 / 60 Hz 

Harmonic distortion, current

IEEE / IEC compliant 

Transient overload rating C

Application specific 

Extended overload rating (30s) 

Application specific 

Response time



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Water cooled 

Ambient temperature range (nominal) D 

Rack: 0 °C to 40 °C
Container: -25 °C to 50 °C (others on request)

Seismic rating  

Zone 2 (higher on request)


Rack: < 95% non-condensing
Container: Condensing

W x D x H - in (mm)

Rack: 5,500 x 2,095 x 2,352
Container: 12,000 x 3,000 x 3,500

Weights (kg)

Rack: 9,000
Container: 26,000

Includes grid-tie transformer in footprint


System monitoring 

Digital recording of system action, multiple inputs, alarms and warning signals 

Includes converter transformer in footprint D  No

Communication protocol

Ethernet connectivity, Modbus, TCP, DNP-3, SCADA, IEC 60870-5-104 and others possible 


Rack: Converter, cooling unit and controls are placed indoors. Transformer and water-air heat exchanger are located outdoors.

Container: Converter, cooling unit and controls are installed in the container. Container, transformer and water-air heat exchanger are placed outdoors.

A - All configurations can be paralleled to obtain higher ratings needed
B - Requires transformation to medium voltage
C - Application specific overload ratings and duration
D - System temperature rating depends on housing selection; systems require derating for ambients over 40 °C


Service for PCS 6000 STATCOM

Comprehensive support during the complete lifecycle 

The services offered for PCS 6000 STATCOM span the entire value chain, from the moment a customer makes the first enquiry through to disposal and recycling of the converter. Throughout the value chain, ABB provides training, extensive technical support and service contracts. All of this is supported by one of the most extensive global sales and service networks. The life-cycle services contribute to uptime, lower maintenance costs, energy efficiency and high performance levels.

Rapid Response
We guarantee fast and flexible service response to maximize your equipment availability.

Lifecycle Management
We provide you powerful tools and our knowledge base to optimize and extend the lifecycle of your equipment.

Performance Improvement
Your strategic partner in improving productivity, usability, reliability, safety, cost and energy efficiency and emissions control.

Operational Efficiency
We optimize the usability and efficiency of your equipment and systems to increase productivity.

Service offerings
  • Spares and consumables
  • Technical support
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • Extensions, upgrade and retrofits
  • Service agreements


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