Investment cost of HVAC cable reactive power compensation off-shore

  title={Investment cost of HVAC cable reactive power compensation off-shore},
  author={Giuseppe Guidi and O. B. Fosso},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON)},
High voltage, underwater AC cables are often used to transmit the power generated by an offshore wind farm to the main grid onshore. High charging currents in such cables require reactive compensation at cable ends in order to extend the transmission distance. This paper analyses the investment cost related to the design of the offshore reactive compensation strategy, trying to give guidelines about the most favorable techniques. Both concentrated compensation by means of dedicated reactor and… CONTINUE READING