Oncor Electric Delivery Co., a Dallas-based transmission and distribution business, has placed into service power delivery equipment that will support environmental improvements in the north Texas area, while allowing for the continued reliable operation of the power grid.
Oncor has invested $50 million in Static VAR Compensators (SVCs) smart-grid technology. The SVC technology provides required voltage control without the need for generation near population centers.
‘This investment will accommodate future integration of wind power and other forms of remote generation to support future growth in the Metroplex,’ says Bob Shapard, Oncor's chairman and CEO. ‘At the same time, it also addresses the present needs in north Texas for system reliability by allowing the operation of older, local generating plants – which are typically among the least efficient units – to be minimized.’
SOURCE: Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC