Q Control

improve generators loss factor via real-time reactive power control

Q Control enables wind & solar parks minimize line losses on the grid by providing real-time control of their reactive power (Q).

Less losses on the grid means more power delivered to market, which means increased profit for your project.

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retrofit to existing assets

Q Control works with all major OEMs using standardised signals.

Installation typically takes 4-6 hours in your project's substation

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fixed % profit increase

Q control improves your project's Loss Factor.

This provides a Network Operator defined fixed increase to your project's profit.

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fully autonomous solution

Q Control is powered by our patented GridViz platform, providing telemetry-free, grid visibility beyond your project's substation.

how Q Control increases profit (great britain)

For embedded generators in Great Britain, Q Control improves your project's Line Loss Factor (LLF).

The LLF is a scaling factor, calculated by the Distribution Network Operator (DNO), that accounts for all technical losses (i.e. lost energy) attributed to a specific generator across all distribution network assets employed to service that generator.

LLFs are used in settlement to scale up or down a generator’s metered volume to account for the lost energy.

Full details of LLFs can be found here on ELEXON’s website.

Installing Q Control reduces the energy lost across the distribution network assets.

This increases the generator’s LLF, which immediately delivers increased profit at market settlement.

how q control increases profit (Ireland)

Note As At July 2019: A modification to the Distribution Loss Adjustment Factor (DLAF) methodology is required from ESB Networks & the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU)

For generators connected at 20kV & 38kV in the Republic of Ireland, Q Control will improve your generator’s Distribution Loss Adjustment Factor (DLAF).

DLAF’s are calculated on a site-specific basis, to reflect the physical reality that energy is lost as it is delivered via the network.

The existing DLAF methodology is available here.

It is proposed to introduce a scaling factor to modify a generator’s DLAF to reflect the new physical reality arising from Q Control i.e. less energy is lost as it is delivered via the network.

An increase in a generator’s DLAF directly increases its Metered Generation quantity at market settlement.