MUNICH, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Already in February 2018, a controllable rotating phase-shifter was supplied to the west Bavarian substation Oberottmarshausen near Augsburg, operated by TSCNET shareholder Amprion, one the four German transmission system operators (TSOs). Due to the decommissioning of nuclear and other large power plants in the course of the energy transition, compensatory measures have become necessary for the German TSOs, and a phase-shifter is a highly effective and flexible reactive power compensation system to counterbalance the ceasing reactive power capacities.
Today, another heavy-duty road transport has reached Oberottmarshausen: The new transformer necessary to connect the rotating phase shifter to the grid. The transformer alone has a weight of about 235t, and the entire road tranport unit weighs around 480t. The work at the substation itself is well on schedule and Amprion expects to start trial operation of the new state-of-the-art equipment during the summer.
SOURCE: TSCNET Services GmbH
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