Tag:substation=compensation

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Description
A substation only used for reactive power compensation of a power line or underground cable. It usually does not comprise transformers but switchgear can be used for compensation devices disconnection. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Power
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A compensation substation is a type of substation used only for compensation of reactive power of a power line or underground cable. It usually does not comprise transformers or switchgear except possibly switches for disconnecting the compensation components such as reactors or series capacitors.

This value has been questionned in 2019 in Substation functions proposal as compensation may be used at different network levels and then conflicts with transmission or distribution.

How to map

See power=substation for more information on how to tag substations.

Examples

  • way McLeese Capacitor Station, British Columbia, Canada. A compensation substation on a large, 6-circuit 500kV line.
McLeese Capacitor Station, British Columbia, Canada