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How the Power Electronics XMV660 Outdoor Variable Speed Drive calmed it down

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One of New Zealand's largest EDBs Finds Success with Power Electronics Static Synchronous Compensator


How the Power Electronics STATCOM helped one of NZ's largest EDBs overcome voltage stability challenges

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New Zealand's First Grid-Connected Solar Farm Powered by Power Electronics' Central Inverter

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Kea Energy owns, operates, and maintains a range of hydro-turbine and solar-generating plants across New Zealand's South Island. They operate 14 solar farms and are responsible for generating 2.2GWH of electricity per annum.

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Sinexcel SVG Reduces Printing Plant Operating Costs


Hastings based Beacon Print are a commercial offset web printers offering a variety of newspaper print options. A recent operation relocation threw up some issues around power factor correction that need resolving. Although their old premises had an automatic power factor system, it was capacitor based and Beacon Print’s electrical contractors, Pope Electrical, were regularly replacing failed capacitors at the old plant. The new premises had no power factor correction equipment and the operation was being penalised some $7,600 per year for poor PF by their electricity suppliers.

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SD700 Lowers Harmonics On Large Irrigation Scheme

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With the ever increasing tightening of harmonic limits by South Island power authorities, smarter low harmonic VSD solutions[/products/variable-speed-drives/] are being needed – enter the SD700 active front end range.

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Major Mineral Processor reduces switch-room costs and improves capacity

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The OceanaGold Macraes Goldfield is New Zealand's largest producing gold operation, located 90km north of Dunedin and approximately 30km northwest of Palmerston, Otago. Macraes has produced approximately 3.8 million ounces of gold since current mining operations began in 1990. Total Macraes production is expected to average approximately 180,000 ounces of gold per annum.

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Rio Tinto’s Drive For Efficiency and Lower Environmental Impact

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Based at Tiwai Peninsular, New Zealand Aluminium Smelters is New Zealand's only Aluminium smelting operation. The plant, which is part of the RioTinto Alcan group, produces approximately 300 000 Tonnes of high grade Aluminium per annum which is exported to customers in Asia, Europe and the USA.

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Largest Metal Recycler Values Service and Support

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Sims Metal Management is the largest metals and electronics recycler in Australasia, North America, and the world. Sims Metal Management has over 270 locations on five continents, and over 6,600 employees.

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Huge Coal Handling Operation values SD700 features

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Queensland Bulk Handling Pty Ltd (QBH) operates the 10 million tonne per annum capacity export coal loading facility at the Port of Brisbane in South East Queensland. This terminal has been loading coal for New Hope and other producers as a common user facility since 1983. New Hope owns 100% of this business.

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World Leading Timber Processor installs VSD’s and improves profits


Installing 2.8MW of SD700 series VSDs on Nelson Pine Industries' fan systems has delivered substantial energy savings and improved productivity.

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Utility Company Prepares for a Rainy Day and saves on installation costs

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Situated on the East Coast New Zealand's North Island, Napier is best known for its Art Deco architecture, wine and fruit production. At the heart of this is the region's low rainfall and high sunshine hours. However, rain does also fall at times and a new $15.4m storm water pumping system has recently been commissioned.

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