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Reactive Power and Voltage Control

October 1, 2014
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

The IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section Power and Energy Society/Industry Applications Society Joint Chapter wish to invite you to the following seminar event.

Title of Talk: Reactive Power and Voltage Control
Industrial Partner: Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI)
Time: Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: Dalhousie University, Sexton Campus, Room C104 • Halifax • NS • Canada.
Cost: Free. Light refreshments will be served.


Reactive Power is a fundamental characteristic of AC Power Systems. The Volt Ampere Reactive (var, Kvar, Mvar) is critical to delivery of real power (Watt, kW, MW) to hold power system voltages within acceptable limits for efficiency and stability. This presentation will review the fundamentals of reactive power, sources of reactive power, and the characteristics of power systems and load which affect voltage and reactive stability.

About the Presenter:

Robert W. Creighton, P.Eng. has more than 39 years of experience in the design and operation of interconnected power systems. He is currently Senior Specialist Engineer with the Nova Scotia Power System Operator at the Energy Control Centre in Halifax. His past experience includes a year in Pakistan working with the National Power Plan, a project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, as well as many years membership on technical committees of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council and the Canadian Electricity Association. Mr. Creighton is a Senior Member of the IEEE and served as Chair of the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section in the past.

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