Iron core Shunt Reactors act as an absorber of reactive power to increase energy efficiency of the power system.
Shunt Reactors are used in order to compensate capacitive reactive power generated by long and lightly loaded transmission lines as well as underground cables, thus allowing the flow of more active power through the system and avoiding over voltages. Shunt Reactors can be directly connected to the power line or to a tertiary winding of a three-winding power or distribution transformer.
It is mainly used for reactive power compensation of long or lightly loaded transmission lines as well as underground cables used in:
- Wind Farms
- Subways (Metro)
- Urban Distribution Systems
- Industrial Zones
- University Campuses