14 October, 2015
Mohinder Pannu, Strategic Engineering & Projects Manager at Wilson Transformer Company, Yoram Valent, GridON's CEO and Co-Founder, and Uri Garbi, GridON's Vice President, Research & Development have recently published a paper in Transformers Magazine on Testing/Service Performance of pre-saturated core FCLs, currently installed in live UK substations.
"Load growth, distributed generation due to renewables and increasing interconnection of networks all lead to higher system fault currents and consequent costly upgrades to sub-station equipment like switchgear, overhead lines, cables and transformers. Fault Current Limiters help limit the prospective fault current to values within plant capacity minimising upgrade costs, besides significantly aiding the integration of renewable generation.
Wilson Transformer Company has partnered with GridON Ltd. to design, manufacture and install pre-saturated core FCLs as demonstration/commercial units rated 10MVA,11 kV (for UK Power Networks) and 30 MVA,11 kV (for Western Power Development, UK) respectively".