RXPE wins power electronics solution contract from POWERGRID

Power technology development company RXPE has won a contract from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) to design and build the world’s largest dynamic reactive power compensation installations using STATCOM technology. STATCOMs are a key enabling technology for developing power networks and synchronising electricity transmission in irregular conditions. Based on the voltage source converter technology, STATCOMs use low-voltage modules in a series to realise a high voltage output. RXPE will design, engineer, supply, and commission three STATCOM stations, each with an overall dynamic reactive compensation capacity of -550 Mvar to +425 Mvar. They will be strategically deployed at three 400 kV substations in the western region of India (Aurangabad, Solapur and Satna). In addition to the core STATCOM, each installation will include shunt reactors, a shunt capacitor, associated coupling transformers and 400 kV bay equipment. The project has a 24-month completion target and involves coordinated support from RXPE’s India, China, and UK facilities. While the engineering teams in China and the UK will oversee the design elements, the project management will be handled by its Indian counterpart with assistance from executing partner organisation. In addition, one of the units will be assembled and tested locally in RXPE’s factory in Dankuni, West Bengal.

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