Barren Ridge Switching Station is an energy transmission facility located at about 80 miles from LA. Increasing number of renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro induces need of a system which can stabilize the transmission due to intermittent nature of renewable energy from Mojave Desert to Los Angeles. LADWP floated this tender in October 2019. The STATCOM offered by Siemens will be utilized to provide necessary voltage support in the region which is vital to transmit large amount of renewable energy. The capacity of this system is ±200 Mvar making it one of the largest STATCOM projects in USA. Till date, Siemens has supplied more than 120 such systems worldwide. Siemens Energy will complete the commissioning of STATCOM by summers of 2022 and provide extended warranty for this specific project. Link to the news: https://press.siemens-energy.com/global/en/pressrelease/siemens-energys-reactive-power-compensation-technology-helps-advance-co2-free-power