Static var compensator
Hingorani, Narain G. Electrical Systems Division, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California.
Last reviewed:January 2021
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A unit that is controlled by a power semiconductor device, such as a thyristor (hence the use of the term static), and that is a source of reactive power, either lagging or leading, or both. The word var stands for volt ampere reactive, or reactive power. The static var compensator (SVC) is also called a static reactive compensator.
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