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.
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
fixed % profit increase
Q control improves your project's Loss Factor.
This provides a Network Operator defined fixed increase to your project's profit.
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.