The voltage on modern distribution circuits is becoming increasing difficult to manage. New distributed energy resources, such as solar, combined with the growth of sophisticated loads creates voltage challenges on distribution network systems. Existing voltage control devices cannot maintain a consistent voltage profile, especially when trying to manage the intermittency of these resources and loads. These new loads and intermittent resources tend to drive the voltage regulation beyond its designed capability, and reduce the typical voltage regulator life expectancy and increase the ongoing maintenance cost for reliable operation.
GE’s family of voltage regulators are cost effective, robust solutions to regulate voltage without comprising quality and reliability, providing a total cost of ownership that is nearly 20% better than competing products. GE’s voltage regulators comply with IEEE® C57.15-2009 and NEMA® 4, and are independently certified by KEMA®. They can operate up to 2 million mechanical operations, providing years of reliable service without costly maintenance. Additionally, GE is one of the first to incorporate measured Reverse Power Flow capability, which is critical on today’s distribution circuits where distributed generation is present.
GE will be hosting Voltage Regulator Training in Shreveport, Louisiana during May 12-14 and October 27-29. The training will cover a wide range of topics and complies with the State Engineering Board’s requirement for continued education credits. To register and learn more on transportation, lodging, meals and the agenda, click here.