# Questions tagged [reactive-power]

Reactive power (measured in vars) is present in a system containing reactive (inductive or capacitive) components and can be either produced or consumed by different load/generation elements. Though "imaginary", the reactive power has great physical significance and is essential to the operation of the electrical system as a whole.

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### What happens if there is a reactive power imbalance in a large grid?

Consider the Continental Europe power grid. Supposing there is a 1 GW of active power imbalance in the grid. This would lead to a frequency drop/rise in the whole grid at steady-state. What happens ...
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### Interpretation of Generation and load power at a bus and understanding of slack bus

I was going through the IEEE 14 bus system data from [here] (https://ijireeice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IJIREEICE2E-a-shkti-Computation-of-final-21.6.14.pdf). I know that there are three type of ...
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### Reactive power fluctuation

We have 6 Caterpillar gas generators 3520c. One of them when synches with the grid. Its kVAR fluctuates over wide range and the aux voltage too and the excitation volt and current. We checked AVR and ...
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### What is the real and apparent power of these steel cutters?

The US market model of this steel cutter is 120 VAC, 13.0 Amp. The NZ market model is 230 VAC, 1,100 W. I am trying to wrap my head around whether 1,100 W is the real power and so whether the apparent ...
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### How does negative (or export) kVAR and kW affect maximum demand charges?

I am trying to calculate enegy costs using data from an energy meter that provides me with halfhourly data points for the following 4 channels: Import kW Export kW Import kVAr Export kVAr and in ...
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### How to calculate reactive power of a capacitor with a current waveform which consists of a sum of sinusoids?

Assume that there is a current which consists of a sum of sinusoids flowing through a capacitor with capacitance C. How to calculate its reactive power? It is quite simple with a pure sine wave but ...
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### Why does reactive power injection mitigate sagging grid voltage?

I understand that reactive power injection can be used by generators to support the grid voltage when sagging, but I’ve never understood why this works. I thought it could be charging transmission ...
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### Reactive Power in grid side converter for Doubly fed induction generator

Does the grid side converter in a DFIG absorb/provide reactive power or is it reactive neutral? Also, what can we say about reactive power exchange in the rotor side converter?
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### Nonzero current at voltage zero-crossing when consuming reactive power

In a circuit that consumes some reactive power, the current waveform indicates current flow even when the supply voltage is at the zero crossing. This seems paradoxical since there cannot be current ...
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### No battery rechargeable led light

I want to make a tiny led glow for 10 minutes once charged by induction. I want the entire PCB not greater than 20x20x5mm. Is it possible? I have come up with the following circuit, I don't know if it ...
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