Webinar: Phase shifter transformer

May 18, 2017. 09:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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Maximize grid utilization and increase grid stability and flexibility with Siemens phase shifters

Phase shifters are special transformers that can automatically control the flow of power in a complex grid and can be a cost effective solution to optimize grid asset utilization. Transmission grid operators and planners are often tasked with reducing circuit overloads while maintaining grid stability and flexibility. The need for load flow management technologies such as phase shifters continues to grow as generation dispatch has become ever more fickle. 

The benefits of our webinar are

  1. The different application areas of phase shifters
  2. How a phase shifter impacts grid operation
  3. What needs to be considered when planning for a phase shifter in your grid
  4. Types of phase shifters & product architecture
  5. Example cases


Daniel Durbak

Mr. Durbak is a Principal Consultant with Siemens Power Technologies International (Siemens PTI) in Schenectady, New York.


Mr. Durbak’s background and expertise is in the simulation and analysis of electric power systems. He has over 35 years experience as a project manager and technical contributor for a range of analytical consulting, teaching, hardware, and software projects performed for electric utilities, independent power producers, engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, and owners of industrial facilities throughout the world. He consults on failure investigations, misoperations, audits of manhole cover events, utility infrastructure assessments, and projects that are in the planning and design stages.

Günter Linortner

In 1996 Günter Linortner joined the transformer factory in Weiz – earlier VA Tech, now Siemens AG. As an electrical engineer he was responsible for the electrical design of Shunt Reactors, Large Power Transformers and Phase Shifting Transformers. Since then he designed roughly 100 transformers and provided many principal design studies in the offer stage, among them the phase shifter with the largest phase angle worldwide. Since 2015 he is the Head of the Offer Department of the Weiz factory. 


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