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static reactive compensator
static reactive compensator[′stad·ik rē¦ak·tiv ‚käm·pən′sād·ər]
A thyristor-controlled generator of reactive power that is used to compensate for reactive power in an electric power system in order to limit voltage variations. Also known as static var compensator.
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