Sargent & Lundy

Webinar: Introduction to SVCs for Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) Part 1

Watch the discussion on static VAR compensator (SVC) design and rating considerations

This 40-minute webinar is the second of three free webinars on FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems). This presentation focuses on SVC Design and Rating Considerations. The other two webinars are also available to watch online.  See links below.

Presenting is Sargent & Lundy’s Rajiv Chopra. Rajiv is a consultant for power electronics application in power delivery systems. Rajiv has 30+ years of experience in the design, application, and delivery of FACT devices for transmission systems and industrial loads. Prior to joining Sargent & Lundy, he worked for major FACTS OEMS, including ABB, Areva, and Alstom.  Rajiv has a BSEE in Power Engineering and an MBA.


  • SVC arrangements
  • Operating characteristics
  • Component design & ratings considerations
  • Control function arrangements

We invite you to submit questions with your registration so that we can tailor the presentation to fit your needs.


Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)

This 30-minute webinar focuses on FACTS devices and the drivers for application of these controllers/devices in AC transmission systems.  View.

Introduction to SVCs for Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) Part 2

This 50-minute discussion covers specification requirements.  View.

Todd Hanssen

Senior Vice President




Todd brings 25 years of experience in the design of power generation and transmission projects and is currently the director of power transmission construction services.