Hitachi Energy installs STATCOM for Egypt’s EETC

Japanese Hitachi Energy has placed in service its power quality solution, SVC Light, for the national grid operator, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).

The SVC Light static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) technology will help to improve grid stability and expand transmission capacity in the strategic Owainat development area in southwest Egypt, where desert wasteland is being reclaimed for agricultural use. The solution strengthens and stabilises the power grid by providing reactive power compensation and dynamic voltage support to keep the grid stable at the required voltage. The solution is also part of the government’s plan to make the country a regional hub for electricity exchange with Africa and Europe.