Faraday Grid Benefits - High Voltage Network Simulation
The secure operation of modern electricity networks is becoming an increasingly difficult task as grids continuously employ complex interconnections, intermittent non-dispatchable renewable generation, and nonlinear loads. While these actions aim to improve power system reliability and meet sustainable energy requirements, they significantly reduce the system’s fault tolerance, inertia, and damping levels.
Deregulated electricity markets require networks to operate closer to their technical security limits, further aggravating their interconnected operation and causing an increased requirement for ancillary services to maintain network security and stability.
This white paper demonstrates the key technical and economic benefits of the Faraday Exchanger (FE), a Faraday Grid (FG) technology through results obtained from detailed simulations on numerous electrical networks from various countries.
Based on the FE device, our network simulation team developed the steady state mathematical model of the FE and carried out wide area network tests with and without the FG under various operating conditions and control settings.
Results from these tests showed that with FG technology integrated into the grid:
- Net reactive power generation was reduced by an average of 34%
- Net active power generation was reduced by an average of 0.12%
- MW losses were reduced by an average of 7%
- Network carrying capacity was increased by an average of 25%
- Violated security constraints were reduced by an average of 30%
- Balancing services (both MW and MVar) were reduced by an average of 40%
- Carbon Emission was reduced by an average of 3%
For more information, please download the original White Paper by Jagadeesh Gunda HERE!