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Static Shunt Compensator (STATCOM)
A static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) is a voltage regulating device used on alternating current electricity transmission networks. It is based on a power electronics voltage-source converter and can act as either a source or sink of reactive AC power to an electricity network. If connected to a source of power it can also provide active AC power. It is a member of the FACTS family of devices. A STATCOM made from a Gate Turn Off (GTO) Thyristor can operate at 25% over capacity for a few seconds. Usually a STATCOM is installed to support electricity networks that have a poor power factor and often poor voltage regulation.
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