Flexible AC Transmission Systems
Grid stability and power quality made to measure
The growing number of decentralized renewables is making it much more difficult to ensure reliable and stable grid operation. Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) are the perfect solution for increasing the reliability of AC grids, ensuring stability, and boosting transmission efficiency. With these modular and customized solutions from a single source, high voltage fluctuations and power failures can be prevented, network assets can be optimally utilized, and load-induced disturbances can be mitigated. Siemens Energy supports customers around the world with innovative FACTS to help them master the challenges of energy transitions.
Load flow management
Siemens Energy strengthens German grid nodes with two STATCOM systems
- Systems will be among the most powerful STATCOM installations worldwide
- Innovative grid-supporting technology for stabilizing important nodes in the German transmission power grid and for a successful energy transition
Power electronics – The new regulator Stabilizing renewable power on the grid
"The challenge is that we even have to modernize our existing grid. Electricity demand is increasing, so control software and hardware have to be updated. We see that we will have an increasing demand for VAR compensators, as well as increasing electronics to get the grid really working well.“Ludger Meier, Head of Operations and Engineering at the German grid operator Amprion
Shaping resilient grids with Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)
In one of the first interviews of the Transmission Talks series Bernd Niemann, Business Development Manager for FACTS, explains the rising importance of Flexible AC Transmission Systems to stabilize high-voltage power transmission systems. Many transmission operators (TSOs) rely on Siemens-Energy proven FACTS portfolio to keep their grids future-proof. Take advantage of our expertise to learn about new strategies to keep your grids stable.
Siemens Energy the innovator on proven FACTS technology
Flexible AC Transmission Systems help to stabilize grids to meet todays’ challenges in power transmission. Stay ahead with Siemens Energy long-term, flexible and sustainable innovations based on proven power electronics to shape future grids.
Check our answer to improve dynamic grid stability by supporting frequency and voltage:
Resilient grids a contradiction even by integrating renewables?
In order to ensure resilient grids, flexible and quickly deployable systems are required for rapid grid restoration after severe events, for bridging in case of grid changes due to e.g. power plant shutdowns or the integration of renewables as well as for the revision of transmission lines at important nodes. Learn more about our containerized and mobile Flexible AC Transmission Systems:
Applications for different customers
Specific flexible AC transmission systems for utilities
The solution for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges is rooted into the existing transmission infrastructure and implies a more efficient use of it. Our FACTS portfolio includes a powerful set of electric devices that can be integrated at critical nodes of the grid to provide the necessary stability and increase transmission efficiency. These Flexible AC Transmission Systems are available in a reasonable time frame, and minimize the environmental impact.