The Magnetically Controlled Reactor Applied to Peruvian Power System



reactor, Control, design, magnetically


Nowadays, the electrical systems require new flexible AC transmission systems; they allow the implementation of new reactive control and flexibility with the short circuit currents, with modern control systems. This paper develops the design of a magnetically controlled reactor (MCR) system, with a case study for design and application in the Peruvian power system. The dynamics analysis and faults considerations are important points for new projects in a real power system. The MCR could be applied in the power systems, instead of a static var compensator (SVC) or static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), besides the Transient Restoration Voltage is eliminated in the case of shunt reactors in power lines for the circuit breakers degradation. The main characteristics, constraints and benefits are developed in this research.


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Author Biographies

Ricardo Manuel Arias Velásquez, Freeport-MacMoRan Inc.

Con mi equipo planifico y desarrollo soluciones en gestión estratégica y energética, con excelencia e innovación en la industria, en una era de incertidumbre económica, política y ambiental. Tenemos la capacidad de crear una visión y ejecutar hasta la entrega. Amplio conocimiento y aplicación del ISO 9001, 14001, 55001, OHSAS 18001. Trilingüe (inglés, portugués, español).

 Actualmente, me desempeño liderando el sistema de potencia: Generación y transmisión como supervisor senior en América Latina para Freeport-McMoRan Inc; más de 14 años de experiencia en sistemas de energía: Mantenimiento, operación y gestión de proyectos. De forma complementaria, soy parte del consejo asesor del “International Journal ScienceDirect”, laborando en conjunto con investigadores del Concytec y las mejores universidades a nivel internacional, asimismo, impulsó las redes e investigación como Vicepresidente de IEEE Power & Energy Society, Perú 2018.

Doctor en ingeniería, maestría en ciencias con mención en ingeniería de proyectos y gerencia, maestría en ciencias con mención en sistemas de potencia, ingeniero electricista, ingeniero de proyectos, ingeniero en ciencias de la computación.

Certficado PMP, certificado IEEE Senior Member.

Jennifer Vanessa Mejía Lara, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa

Gerente de Proyectos/PM - Subestaciones e Interconexión en Enel Green Power Chile y Países Andinos. Colombian electrical engineer, with experience in international power system project coordination, solid knowledge in analysis of Electrical Systems, Transmission Lines & Generation systems. I have implemented the Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) for mining, power and distribution systems. My team and I have designed the implementation and operation of RTU ( Remote Terminal Units) and we also have designed power lines and substation protection and control Systems. I have accomplished delivering operational improvements trough teamwork and project management. I am highly committed to creating effective solutions to meet challenging targets, always driven by high efficiency and superior quality. I also have worked in control and automation systems in Indra Colombia (installation, automation and configuration of equipment in the operations control center for tunnels and highways) and I have worked in international large-scale power transmission projects in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Spain and Chile, which have been productive from the economic and technical standpoint for the companies where I worked. I have developed very strong influencing and communication skills. The continuous team's coordination has been essential to my success both externally with clients & partners and internally with the stakeholders. I am motivated by continuous learning and I do believe in creating a continuous improvement culture. I have worked in researching Dynamics and Operation of Power Systems & I have pertained to Transmission networks group, accredited by COLCIENCIAS, from January 2006 to July 2010.

Cesar Diaz Leigh, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Actualmente, es asistente de investigación en Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología - UTEC, como parte de los fondos de investigación MIT - UTEC. Es bachiller en Ingeniería de la Energía por UTEC. Ha sido reconocido por su investigación en dinámica de sistemas de potencia, miembro IEEE PES.


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How to Cite

Arias Velásquez, R. M., Mejía Lara, J. V., & Diaz Leigh, C. (2021). The Magnetically Controlled Reactor Applied to Peruvian Power System. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 18(10), 1785–1792. Retrieved from