Lifetime Management of FACTS Controllers

  • Narinder DhaliwalEmail author
  • Thomas Magg
Living reference work entry
Part of the CIGRE Green Books book series (CIGREGB)


A FACTS Controller is an important part of an integrated AC network. It is important that it continues to operate at high reliability and availability. This chapter provides information on operating and maintaining the equipment throughout its lifetime to achieve the required performance. Maintenance management philosophies are introduced. A brief description of maintenance tasks relating to specialized equipment used in FACTS controllers is provided. The training requirements for the operating, maintenance, and engineering staff are described. A methodology for measuring the operational performance is outlined. A process for life extension decisions, including spare parts is included.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TransGrid SolutionsWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Serala Power ConsultingJohannesburgSouth Africa

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