Power Engineering team brings Sri Lanka’s first ever VSR

Friday, October 16th, 2020

DIMO Power Engineering team brought down the country’s first ever Variable Shunt Reactors (VSR) recently.

Three units of Variable Shunt Reactors from Siemens Austria will be installed at 220kV Anuradhapura & Mannar Grid substations by DIMO-SIEMENS Consortium. Variable Shunt Reactors are used in high voltage energy transmission systems to stabilize the voltage during load variations. VSR can continuously compensate for reactive power as the load varies and thereby securing voltage stability compared to a traditional fixed shunt reactor. This is one of CEB’s key projects funded by ADB under Mannar Wind Power Project- Phase 1 and was awarded to DIMO-SIEMENS consortium in May 2019 by giving due consideration to our expertise in the power sector.

The project is planned to be completed by March 2021 and upon completion it will help improve the power quality and stability of the national grid.