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synchronous condensers

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:58 pm
by Tracker
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Are they pulling our legs..
SA is installing three synchronous condensers to help smooth demand..

Anyone aware of the practicality of this ..

Re: synchronous condensers

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm
by Gordon-Loomberah
I think it is for short term frequency support, rather than smoothing demand, which they are not suited for. Also less expensive than gas, and non polluting.