- Energy Systems
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3603
Rendition of substation where Taiwan's first STATCOM will be installed
TOKYO, May 26, 2023 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its Taipei-based affiliate Shihlin Electric & Engineering Corporation has received an order from Taiwan Power Company for Taiwan's first* static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) for power grid stabilization. STATCOMs are devices that control and stabilize voltage in power systems by instantly providing reactive power.** The STATCOM from Mitsubishi Electric will be delivered to the Nanke Substation in Tainan and installed in a substation designed to blend in with its surrounding landscape and community.
With a rated capacity of ±200 megavolt-amperes (MVA), Mitsubishi Electric's system will contribute to the stable operation of the Tainan Science Park, where a number of factories produce semiconductors and display monitors. Delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2025 and the system is expected to begin operating in the first half of 2026.
Taiwan Power highly evaluated Mitsubishi Electric's extra-reliable, high-performance insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) integrated with the STATCOM, as well as Shihlin Electric's experience in delivering and constructing substations, which led the utility to place Taiwan's first order for a STATCOM.
- *As of May 26, 2023, according to Mitsubishi Electric's research
- **Power produced by the STATCOM that is used to stabilize voltage fluctuations, but is not actually consumed
Transmission & Distribution Systems Marketing Division
Energy & Industrial Systems Group
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
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