Southeastern Electric Exchange recognizes Dominion Energy with Chairman’s Award
Dominion Energy received the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Chairman’s Award at SEE’s Annual Conference and Trade Show held recently in Orlando, Florida for its work on a project to maintain voltage control and reliability on its transmission system.
The company installed a network of static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs) at four substations, THe setup includes one spare STATCOM so that any one of the devices can be taken offline while the others continue to operate. This design enables improved voltage control and redundancy to support solar integration.
This project was the first time that so many STATCOMs were deployed in one area.
“Maintaining a strong, reliable grid is the driving force behind what we do every day,” Scott Miller, vice president of electric transmission for Dominion Energy, said. “We knew it was critical to find a cost-effective solution that provides fast-response dynamic voltage support.”
The SEE Chairman’s Award is given to member companies of SEE, a nonprofit trade association of investor-owned electric companies, to recognize best-in-class projects in the substation category. Following an international nomination process, a panel of judges chose the winners of the award.
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