Phase shifters are special transformers that can automatically control the flow of power in a complex grid and can be a cost effective solution to optimize grid asset utilization. Transmission grid operators and planners are often tasked with reducing circuit overloads while maintaining grid stability and flexibility. The need for load flow management technologies such as phase shifters continues to grow as generation dispatch has become ever more fickle.
In this webinar, you will learn more about:
- Why load flow management technologies are needed
- How phase shifters automatically control the flow of power
- Different phase shifter technology types
- Where phase shifters are applied in example cases
- Considerations for planning for a phase shifter in your grid
Tune in to improve your understanding of phase shifter technology and application.
Daniel Durbak, Principal Consultant with Siemens Power Technologies International
Mr. Durbak is a Principal Consultant with Siemens Power Technologies International (Siemens PTI) in Schenectady, New York.
Mr. Durbak’s background and expertise is in the simulation and analysis of electric power systems. He has over 35 years experience as a project manager and technical contributor for a range of analytical consulting, teaching, hardware, and software projects performed for electric utilities, independent power producers, engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, and owners of industrial facilities throughout the world.
Günter Linortner, Electrical Engineer, Siemens AG
In 1996 Günter Linortner joined the transformer factory in Weiz – earlier VA Tech, now Siemens AG. As an electrical engineer he was responsible for the electrical design of Shunt Reactors, Large Power Transformers and Phase Shifting Transformers. Since then he designed roughly 100 transformers and provided many principal design studies in the offer stage, among them the phase shifter with the largest phase angle worldwide. In 2014 he was promoted Siemens Key Expert for Phase Shifting Transformers, accounting for exceptional skills and technology knowledge. Since 2015 he is the Head of the Offer Department of the Weiz factory.
Douglas McCormick IEEE Spectrum “Tech Talk” contributor Douglas McCormick is a New York City-based freelance writer and communications consultant specializing in technology and life science. He has been editor or editorial director of such publications as PM360 (for healthcare marketers), BioTechniques (for molecular biology researchers), Pharmaceutical Technology, and Nature Publishing Company’s Bio/Technology (now called Nature Biotechnology). He was founder, CEO, and CTO of Physician Verification Services (an internet based healthcare marketing start-up) and, earlier, corporate director of scientific communications at SmithKline Beecham and computer science editor at Hayden Book Company.
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