West Michigan Section ZOOM Meeting
WEST MICHIGAN SECTION IEEE ZOOM MEETING NOTICE
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 2020 8 PM EDT
SPEAKER: Mike Londo, Transmission Reliability Administrator, American Transmission Company’s (ATC)
TOPIC: THE BENSON LAKE (WI) STATIC VAR COMPENSATOR PROJECT
All West Michigan Section members including students and their guests are invited to attend this virtual Section meeting arranged by our PES/PELS Chapter on ZOOM.us. We will be sending out the Join-A-Meeting code to everyone by Monday the 10th. Please install ZOOM on your computer if you haven’t done so already and set you video and audio beforehand. Then go to ZOOM.us on Wednesday the 12th of August by 8 PM and join the meeting using the 10 digit meeting code and 6 digit password you will be sent in a second E-notice. Look for that E-notice by Monday the 10th. Section Chair Otto Muller will preside as we will be using his company ZOOM account. Of course, feel free to bring your favorite beverage to the meeting. At long last the West MI Section is Opening Up!
Questions: Call Section Vice Chair Ron Fredricks at 616-443-8576 or E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you may recall the interesting live talk Mike gave in downtown GR at GVSU in October 2018 on the St. Ignace MI HVDC transmission facility and why it was essential to stabilizing the power grid in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. Well, Mike is back for one more presentation to our West MI Section before he retires from ATC. This time he will discuss the Benson Lake WI Static Var Compensator project that ATC managed and which went operational in 2017. He will explain how the lightening-induced great UP blackout of 2011 showed the need for better voltage stability control in that region and take us through the Benson Lake project from initial planning to construction to commissioning.
A Static VAR Compensator is a set of electrical devices for providing fast-acting reactive power on high voltage electricity transmission networks. SVCs are part of the Flexible AC transmission system device family, regulating voltage, power factor, harmonics and stabilizing the system.