The Pole-mount/platform mount Voltage Regulator (VR-PM) is GE’s premium product for voltage control outside the substation and has established the
benchmark in the industry for robust design and operational reliability.
The only voltage regulator on the market that is guaranteed to support 2 million switch operations and adheres to the latest IEEE C57.15-2009 and
C57.131 standards of 40x rated short circuit current.
Why does this matter? Voltage stability is an increasing challenge to utilities. The economic benefits of voltage management are becoming
better understood, especially given the adoption of technologies that can adjust the voltage profiles dynamically. Distributed generation, an increase
of loads with variable speed and customer expectation of power quality all contribute towards voltage regulating devices needing to operate more
often to keep the voltage in the targeted operational range.
The engineering design, material selection and strict manufacturing processes of the VR-PM Voltage Regulator allow it to be operated in this
manner to best serve the operational and economic, interests for the utility. Unlike other competitive products, the VR-PM Voltage Regulator does not
have a required maintenance plan, resulting in one of the lowest total costs of ownership in the industry.