IEEE Webinar Static Converters (SVCs and STATCOMs) and Synchronous Condensers


 Program for Thursday, June 17th, 2021:

• Team Introductions (5min)
• Introduction to FACTS devices (General Overview) (5min)
• Key Drivers and Challenges facing the Electrical Grid (Transmission Grid and Industrials) (5min)
• Selecting the appropriate FACTS Solutions (5min)
• Differentiators and Modeling
• Static Converters (SVCs and STATCOMs): (25min)
• Design, Main Components, Substation Layout
• Synchronous Condensers: (15min)
• Design, Main Components, Substation Layout
• Q&A (15min) 



Overview of Static Compensators (SVCs-Static Var Compensators and STATCOMs-Static Synchronous Compensators) and Synchronous Condensers for electric utility and industrial applications. Key drivers for selecting the appropriate solution along with the design/ratings basics, description of main components, substation layout, and modeling will be discussed.


 "Fine Print"

  • The webinar is free for active IEEE members. 
  • There is a $5 registration fee for people who are not active IEEE members.
    • The fee must be paid in advance through the registration process below (credit card through PayPal) in order to receive the link to the webinar.
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  Date and Time




  • Date: 17 Jun 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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The webinar link will be emailed to registrants on June 16.

  • Edmonton
  • Canada

  • Co-sponsored by GE Power Conversion & GE Grid Solutions
  • Starts 19 May 2021 02:00 PM
  • Ends 16 June 2021 04:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
  • Admission fee ?


Reginald Mendis, P.E., Senior Technical Sales Manager, Application Engineering

Reginald Mendis, P.E., Senior Technical Sales Manager, Application Engineering of GE Power Conversion


➢ 21 Years with GE/Alstom/Areva
➢ 12 Years with Cooper/Eaton
➢ Technical Sales: Bus/Prod Development; Application Engr; Project Management; Design Studies
➢ FACTS/PQ background
➢ MSEE, P.E., Senior Member IEEE
➢ Based in Philadelphia, PA, USA

Address:Philadelphia, United States

Shreyas Zingre, Senior Application Engineer, FACTS

Shreyas Zingre, Senior Application Engineer, FACTS of GE Grid Solutions


➢ 12 Years with GE/Alstom
➢ System Design; Design Studies; Software; Controls Development
➢ Model Based Design Developer
➢ FACTS background
➢ MSEE, Member IEEE
➢ Based in Washington, DC, USA 

Address:Washington, United States