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Implementing Volt/VAR Technologies

Implementing Volt/VAR Technologies

This is the second of two education modules on volt/VAR technologies. Read the first here. Market Drivers Despite their ability to significantly improve power quality and lower line losses and reduce peak demand compared to traditional methods, VVO systems have not been widely deployed in the U.S. because traditional utility fee structures fail to provide revenue recovery or ROI to pay for the necessary investments. In November 2012, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Read more […]

The Value of Volt/VAR Technologies

The Value of Volt/VAR Technologies

This is the first of two education modules on volt/VAR technologies. Read the second here. The world consumes an enormous amount of electricity, some of which is lost on its way from where it is generated (e.g., power plants and wind farms) to where it is used (e.g., homes and businesses). The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that, every year in the U.S., about six percent of the electricity that is transmitted and distributed is lost. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates…

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