Reactive Power Overview and Importance to Bulk Power Systems
Reactive power (vars) is required to maintain
the voltage to deliver active power (watts)
through transmission lines. Motor loads and
other loads require reactive power to convert
the flow of electrons into useful work. When
there is not enough reactive power, the voltage
sags down and it is not possible to push the
power demanded by loads through the lines.
In this Presentation we discuss the following:
• What is Reactive Power and where does
it come from?
• Why is it important?
• Reactive Power and Blackouts
• Reactive Power Delivery Limitations
• How Reactive Power Dispatch Has
• Advantages and Disadvantages of
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