In distribution grids, non-voltage regulation transformers, which cannot respond to changes in voltage under load, are generally used. ECOTAP VPD turns these fixed distribution grid transformers into regulating transformers which keep voltage stable in public, industrial, and private distribution grids. They compensate for fluctuations in the medium voltage and respond dynamically to changes in feed-in and load at the low-voltage level.
This opens up new opportunities, not just for utilities but also for industrial companies or operators of wind turbines, all of whom stand to gain from distribution grid transformers regulated with ECOTAP VPD.
For almost 100 years, the high-speed resistor-type tap-changer principle on which the new ECOTAP VPD is based has been a proven way of compensating for voltage fluctuations in the high-voltage grid and supergrid. MR has the longest operating experience in regard to such equipment. With the ECOTAP VPD we can now transfer this principle to the medium-voltage level and open up new possibilities for distribution grid operators. ECOTAP VPD allows voltage fluctuations in volatile grids to be compensated for easily and in a matter of seconds. Thanks to ECOTAP VPD, renewable energies and new forms of demand can be economically integrated into the grid, making elaborate and expensive grid reinforcement unnecessary. And finally, ECOTAP VPD helps to improve the efficiency of grid sections, optimize grid topologies, and if necessary even reduce the number of secondary substations needed.
Exhibitor: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH