5th Webinar Reactive Power Compensation in Harmonics rich environment

Webinar Date: 28-07-2015
Webinar Time: All Day

Harmonics, one of the rising PQ issues, in utility and industrial networks have an increasing trend all over the world. This is clearly due to today’s growing complexity and the use of power electronic equipment such as monitoring devices, variable speed drives, converters, logic controllers, etc. that leads to distortion of electrical waveforms in the network. Harmonics is a form of disturbance in electrical networks, which influences and affects the operations of assets like transformers, power cables, switchgears, protective relays, etc. It increases the total current through the asset, causes distortions in voltage waveform, and produce additional losses in feeders.

Further, an electric power system is (mostly) never in equilibrium state for very long time. Frequent occurrences of unwanted situation disturb the equilibrium state and the system is almost in transition between equilibrium or steady state conditions. To maintain the stability of the system, it is essential to control the voltage by reactive power compensation that can have a positive influence on the system during disturbance.

While the key objectives of network planning is to determine the upgrade and expansion requirements of the network to ensure quality of supply, it is also very important to take into consideration as many precautions as necessary to minimize possible harmonic issues. This can be achieved through better planning & designing of grids, effective monitoring and good that at distribution level will attenuate harmonic challenges, thereby balancing quality power supply on continuous basis all the time.

As for industries dependent on electromagnetic loads reactive power demand is a must. However with steady infusion of nonlinear loads and electronic environment challenges of reactive power compensation have assumed new dimension especially in harmonic rich environment. Impact on utility Demand bills and energy loss besides equipment /process failure are too common and must be addressed in right manner.

The focus of the webinar was on reactive power compensation methods/solutions in harmonics rich environment and will bring speakers from Industry, Utility fraternity to share point of views on above issues.


Dr. Venkatesh Raghavan,

EPCOS India Private Limited, President, Power Quality Solutions

Dr. Venkatesh Raghavan is currently working for EPCOS India Pvt. Ltd (A TDK Group Company) as President Power Quality. He has over 26 years of experience and 2 years of academic experience and has worked in various functions and capacities for Crompton Greaves Ltd. for 19 years, with first 12 years in corporate R & D and the last 6 years heading multi-locational multi-product profit centers. He has 15 patents, 11 design registrations, more than 50 papers and has delivered over 100 lectures/training sessions. He is the current chairman of capacitor division of IEEMA, Member of National Council of Indian Wind Power Association and Secretary of IET, UK, Nashik Local Network. He is graduated in Electrical & Electronics Engg from REC, Masters Degree in High Voltage Engg, and Doctoral Degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Dr. K Rajamani,

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd., Chief Consultant

Dr. K. Rajamani currently works as Chief Consultant/Advisor for Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. At Reliance, he was involved in implementation of SCADA-RMS and guided the electrical group working on distribution, transmission and generation (large power plant) projects. Also he has set up power quality measurement and monitoring cell in Mumbai distribution. Earlier, for over 20 years he was with Tata Consulting Engineers, Mumbai and was involved in design of electrical systems for thermal and nuclear power plants and Static VAR compensators for rolling mill applications. He has conducted more than 130 hard core technical courses. Dr. Rajamani obtained his PhD in Electrical Power Systems from IIT Mumbai in 1975.

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