Unit Auxiliary Transformers (UAT) Transformers

Unit Auxiliary Transformers (UAT)

The Unit Auxiliary Transformer is the Power Transformer that provides power to the auxiliary equipment of a power generating station during its normal operation. This transformer is connected directly to the generator out-put by a tap-off of the isolated phase bus duct and thus becomes cheapest source of power to the generating station.

It is generally a three-winding transformer i.e. one primary and two separate secondary windings. Primary winding of UAT is equal to the main generator voltage rating. The secondary windings can have same or different voltages i.e. generally 11KV and or 6.9KV as per plant layout.