With the closure of the Chesapeake Energy Center and the influx of new renewable generation, the Dominion Energy team was faced with maintaining voltage quality and stability. Many solutions were considered, but the team settled on a proven technology that was installed in a creative, networked configuration.
"Maintaining a strong, reliable grid is the driving force behind what we do every day," said
The team installed a network of static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs) at four substations in the
This project marked a significant milestone for Dominion Energy and the energy industry—it is the first time that so many STATCOMs have been deployed in one area.
"I am so proud of the ingenuity of my colleagues. In the end, our customers will benefit and critical infrastructure in
The Chairman's Award is given to SEE member companies to recognize best-in-class projects in the substation category. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process, and the awards were presented at SEE's Annual Conference and Trade Show in
SEE is a nonprofit trade association of investor-owned electric companies founded in 1933. SEE's mission is to promote the common interests of its member companies; enhance the human, operational and technical resources of its member companies; and provide the coordination of storm restoration services to impacted member companies. This mission is accomplished through the work of 25 member-driven working groups. The Industry Excellence Awards are distributed annually.
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