IEEE Power and Energy Society

Chicago Chapter 2017-2018

Static VAR Compensation

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Anders J. Persson


About the Topic

This presentation will give an overview of today's trends in the shunt static VAR compensation market.

It will cover the main reasons for an installation, what components are used to maintain a stable grid and the various topologies that are available.

This will be done from an industrial application perspective as well as from an utility point of view. Typical executions phases will also be described.

About the Speaker

Mr. Persson joined the Swedish ASEA/ABB in 1986. He has a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Karlstad University in Sweden.

He has had a number of different positions within the FACTS organization in Sweden, Canada and the US.

Currently, he is working as a Business Development Manager and system designer for industrial applications in Raleigh, NC.

Location       Time  
Sargent & Lundy, 24th floor Conference Room   11:30 AM   Social
55 East Monroe St   11:45 AM   Lunch (optional)
(Enter from Monroe or Adams, near Wabash)   12:00 PM   Presentation
Chicago, IL 60603   1:00 PM   Adjourn


Please make your reservation by noon on Monday 12 Feb 2018 via the Online Reservation Form.

Directions to Luncheon Location

You can reach the 24th floor of 55 East Monroe Street from the South (Adams Street entrance) elevator bank only.

Please bring your lunch with you. If you would like to purchase lunch, then the Under 55 dining room, in the basement on the North end of the building, is recommended.

Take the elevator to 24 and sign in with the Sargent & Lundy Receptionist. Please note that food is only permitted in the Hospitality Area outside the Conference Room. Food is not permitted in the Conference Room.

As you sign in, you may request a Discount Parking coupon. When you depart, you must pay for parking at the Automated Pay Station in the Parking Garage elevator lobby on the floor where you parked. First insert the parking ticket, then insert the discount coupon, then make payment. If you pay at the Garage Exit, then the discount is NOT available. With the discount, parking is $18, without $40.

Continuing Education

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