Powerformer™: A giant Step in Power Plant Engineering

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Abstract

Powerformer(R), a new high-voltage generator, was presented by ABB. It offers a direct connection to the power network without the need for a step-up transformer. In a sense, Powerformer incorporates into one unit the functions of both the conventional generator and the step-up transformer. Thanks to its ability to generate electricity at transmission voltage levels, a power plant utilizing Powerformer offers considerable gains with respect to reactive power production and plant efficiency. Thus, Powerformer both facilitates network stability and decreases the exploitation of the natural resources

Details

Authors
  • Sture Lindahl
  • F. Owman
  • M. Leijon
  • T. Sörqvist
  • C. Parkegren
  • T. Karlsson
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Keywords

  • Coils Conducting materials Conductors Dielectrics and electrical insulation Power cable insulation Power cables Power engineering and energy Power generation Power transformer insulation Stator windings
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventIEEE Int. Electric Machines and Drives Conf. - Seattle, Washington, United States
Duration: 1999 May 10 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Int. Electric Machines and Drives Conf.
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, Washington
Period1999/05/10 → …