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Borken Hybrid STATCOM - ABB FACTS References

The first hybrid static synchronous compensator for dynamic voltage stabilisation in Germany

Background

Germany’s energy transition roadmap aims for a renewable energy target of at least 80% by 2050. This is making the grid weaker due to the voltage fluctuations caused by intermittent renewable generation.

ABB's solution

Installation of a Hybrid SVC Light® STATCOM rated +400/-250 Mvar at the Borken substation in Hessen, located in Central Germany.

Benefits

The Hybrid STATCOM will support and stabilize the grid, enabling wind energy from north Germany to be transported to the heavy load centers in the south.

Main data

Customer TenneT, Germany
System Hybrid STATCOM SVC Light®
Commissioning year: 2020
Controlled voltage 400 kV 
SVC Light rating: +400 / -250 Mvar 

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