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Old 02-01-2019, 01:45 AM
Dwane Dwane is offline
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Reactive Power

Hi Guys,
Without belabouring the point, I think I understand it now.

On the Grid, the Generators dispense Reactive Voltage up to their capacity. Where ever draw down occurs the Grid voltage is supplied via high voltage to step down transformers. These transformers are the mediating source to households or businesses and etc. It is only when draw down occurs and a load is placed across the voltage supply - switch on via an earth connection - the reactive power is converted into useable energy. Switch Off, goes back to reactive waiting to be used. Hence the system can only be as good as the maximum voltage coming from the generator. Therefore Reactive Power is always waiting to be used. Limitations apply from generated output.

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Dwane
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