DOE Secretary Granholm and Senator Kaine cut ribbon on EV Charging

Virginia Transformer Corp. (VTC), the Roanoke-based manufacturer of power transformers, today announced it has entered the electric vehicle charging market with the launch of its (E2V) Integrated Power Solution.

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Roanoke’s Virginia Transformer Corp. (VTC) Enters Electric Vehicle Charging Market
Company Launches New E2V Integrated Power Solution

To Expand Its Troutville Facility; Create Two New Production Lines; Add 30 Jobs

Roanoke, Virginia – August 14, 2022 – Virginia Transformer Corp. (VTC), the Roanoke-based manufacturer of power transformers, today announced it has entered the electric vehicle charging market with the launch of its (E2V) Integrated Power Solution.

“Electric vehicle infrastructure is rapidly expanding as the United States strives to achieve net-zero emissions targets. By 2030 it is estimated 48 million electric vehicles will be in use in the U.S., supported by 30 million charging stations,” said Prabhat K Jain, CEO and CTO of Virginia Transformer.

“As the largest U.S.-owned power transformer manufacturer in North America, Virginia Transformer has a reputation for designing and building innovative solutions for flexible deployment. With 50 years of experience and the industry’s shortest lead time, the EV market is a natural fit for us, and we are actively engaged to help the country build the needed infrastructure,” he added.

Virginia Transformer’s E2V solution was designed and developed at its world headquarters here in Roanoke. A team of engineers, product development leaders, and quality control experts from Roanoke helped scope and implement the first protype. Plans call for the Company’s nearby facility in Troutville, VA to be central to production as production ramps up.

“Our team here in Roanoke saw the opportunity and how our technologies can meet the market’s needs, quickly developed a concept, and then moved to building our first protype which we’re showing to customers in the market to a very warm reception,” said Jain. “It’s exciting to see how the team seized an opportunity and are helping to address a real need in the country as the necessary infrastructure is built.”

More than a transformer, E2V is an integrated power solution that is a self-contained, plug-and-play power module. The uniqueness of E2V is the flexible configuration that enables users to build a scalable, integrated power module where they can be up and running faster than other options.

“EV infrastructure’s biggest challenges are procurement, logistics, coordination, and field integration. Virginia Transformer’s E2V solution addresses these issues by housing and connecting the main components (switchgear, transformer, breaker) into an integrated unit allowing us to quickly deliver a plug-and-play, easy-to-install, power solution supporting EV infrastructure’s rapid deployment across the U.S.,” said Jain.

“We are excited by both the opportunity this presents our employees and the community, but also helping to contribute to the reduction in transportation emissions for the good of our planet,” he added.

As a result, Virginia Transformer will transform its nearby Troutville, VA facility from being a component producer for other facilities, to a complete manufacturing facility delivering end products to Virginia Transformer customers.

To do this, the Company is in the process of building two complete production lines in Troutville that will make IPM and E2X offerings for its megamarkets businesses, including Electric Vehicle Charging, Data Centers, Battery Storage, and Bitcoin/Digital Currency. The Company anticipates beginning initial production on these lines this Fall and adding approximately 30 jobs across all functions to support the business in Troutville.

To learn more about Virginia Transformer’s E2V solution, visit www.vantransformer.com/ev-charging.com.

About VTC: Virginia Transformer Corp. is the largest US-owned power transformer manufacturer in North America and provides custom-engineered power transformers for bitcoin, data center, utilities, renewables, and specialty markets. Products range in power from 500kVA to 500MVA cores, up to 1,400MVA shell. Our mission is to deliver the perfect transformer for any application. To learn more, visit us at www.vatransformer.com.

Recent Trade Shows

IEEE PES T&D Conference in New Orleans, LA

Bitcoin 2022 Expo in Miami, FL 

TechAdvantage in Nashville, TN

Doble International in Boston, MA  

Bitcoin 2022 Expo in Miami, FL 

VTC had a 20 X 20 booth space. A full-scale skid model transformer for Bitcoin application with transparent viewing windows and doors was displayed at the booth which drew a significant number of visitors and inquiries.

There were over 2200 inquiries of the displayed unit over 2 days!

TechAdvantage in Nashville, TN  & Doble International in Boston, MA

 

Model Transformer at Data Center World 2022

 

Take a video walking tour of our booth at the IEEE PES T&D conference:

 https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6925582858510024705

Transformers Magazine’s Interview with Mr. Prabhat Jain

“The technology that we use in the USA is unique to the USA. So, we want to build a product for the USA with US technology. That is very important for us as we continue to grow.'” Mr. Prabhat K. Jain, CEO/CTO, Virginia Transformer Corp

Transformers Magazine, a leading publication in the power transformers industry, recently conducted a live interview at the IEEE PES T&D conference in New Orleans with our CEO/CTO, Mr. Prabhat Jain. To access the interview, please click on the link below:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/transformers-magazine_interview-with-prabhat-k-jain-ceo-of-vtc-activity-6925420987987419136-Es0X?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web

 

Hakan Sahin awarded “Outstanding Service Award” from IEEE

Hakan Sahin awarded “Outstanding Service Award” from IEEE

On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, Mr. Hakan Sahin, was chosen to receive the coveted “Outstanding Service Award” from IEEE. Mr. Sahin was also recently promoted to the position of Assistant VP of Manufacturing Operations. Previously, he held the position of Corporate Director of Process Excellence. As part of his work with IEEE, Mr. Sahin chairs three different working groups, including:

  • C57.12.90 (Continues revisions to Test code for power and distribution transformers)
  • C57.125 (Failure investigation, Analysis and reporting for power and distribution transformers)
  • C57.138 (Routine impulse test for distribution transformers)

Mr. Sahin has also been very involved with conducting webinars to help share his knowledge of everything related to transformers with our customers, sales reps, employees, and attendees at multiple industry events. Virginia Transformer Corp is known for its highly-experienced engineers and Mr. Sahin is a shining example. We consider ourselves lucky to have him on our team and want to extend the most sincere congratulations to him on earning this well-deserved award!

 

Transformer Technology Magazine Interviews Mr. Prabhat K. Jain

Transformer Technology Magazine Interviews Mr. Prabhat K. Jain

As the influential news source and a vehicle for disseminating game-changing ideas, Transformer Technology magazine provides authoritative and trustworthy coverage of the transformer and transformer-related industries.

Our own CEO/CTO, Mr. Prabhat Jain, was recently interviewed by Mr. Alan Ross, Editor-In-Chief for the current edition. You can read the transcription of the interview at (digital subscription is free):

https://www.transformer-technology.com/0issues/17/index.html

Virginia-Georgia Transformer Invites You to attend a Webinar on Transformer Gassing

Virginia-Georgia Transformer invites you to attend a Webinar on Transformer Gassing

Virginia-Georgia Transformer Corporation was founded in 1971 and we think an important part of our company’s development is to share what we have learned on how to properly design, engineer, and manufacture a transformer. We are in a constant pursuit to make the perfect transformer and are inviting all our customers to engage with us for an hour.

Why Transformers Gas and How to Interpret the Results

In this webinar, we will discuss how the design and construction of power transformers corollate with the gasses generated during operation and, most importantly, during faults. Understanding the causes for each specific gas, how to analyze the gas results, and decisions that should be made per the levels of the gasses will also be discussed. Related IEEE standards associated with these topics will be reviewed. Two sessions will be offered and presented by Hakan Sahin.

 

These Webinars DO qualify for Continuing Education Credits.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your local sales representative or VT-GT directly at: [email protected]

Previous Webinars are available here on our youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwFJp8G9lyJpDfahvMiLuJw

About the presenter:

Hakan Sahin has been in the transformer industry for over 25 years with extensive experiences in testing, quality, design, operations, sales and marketing, and executive management for small, medium, large, distribution and special transformers, respectively. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with additional accredited degrees on Project Management, Lean Management Systems, 6-Sigma Black Belt. He has been the Chairman for the IEEE TF for C57.12.90, Test Code for Power and Distribution Transformers over 5 years. He started as Chairman for the IEEE WG for C57.125, Failure Investigation, Analysis and Reporting in 2021, and will be the Chairman for the IEEE TF for C57.138 Recommended Practice for Routine Impulse Tests for Distribution Transformers starting in 2022. He is currently the Corporate Director of Business Excellence for Virginia and Georgia Transformers.

 

Virginia Transformer Corp Attends CleanPower 2021

VIRGINIA TRANSFORMER CORP ATTENDS CLEANPOWER 2021

Virginia Transformer Corp recently attended and exhibited at the CLEANPOWER 2021 conference in Salt Lake City, UT. In addition to showcasing our products and services, we also designed and built a scaled-down version of nacelle transformer (please see photo).

According to CLEANPOWER, “20 years ago, 20% renewable goals were aggressive. Today, as we work to fully satisfy the increasing demand of clean energy from American consumers, we have our heights set much higher. The question is no longer is it possible, but how quickly can we get there. We get there by accelerating the energy transition, together.”

Virginia Transformer Corp has supplied more transformers to support renewable energy projects in the US than any other company and remains committed to supporting the transition to clean energy.

Virginia Transformer Corp Attends EEI 56th Financial Conference

VIRGINIA TRANSFORMER CORP ATTENDS EEI 56TH FINANCIAL CONFERENCE

Virginia Transformer Corp is pleased to announce that it attended and sponsored the Edison Electric Institutes’ 56th Financial Conference on November 7-10, 2021, in Hollywood, FL.

The EEI Financial Conference is the premier industry gathering of electric company c-suite officers, investors and members of the financial community. The annual conference provides a unique opportunity for its delegates to network and discuss major issues impacting electric companies, their investors, customers, and key stakeholders. This is an exclusive, invite-only event, which fosters an interactive and engaging setting for speakers, delegates, and sponsors. The meeting features general session presentations, break-out company


Conference Video:https://youtu.be/Y3u2PJNqnCY

Virginia Transformer Corp Ships Record-Breaking 168 MVA Transformer with FR3

Virginia Transformer Corp Ships Record-Breaking 168 MVA Transformer with FR3

It’s always exciting and a great source of pride to break a record, but it’s a real adrenaline rush when you succeed in breaking the same record even further! Last year, we delivered a 150 MVA transformer with FR3 fluid which was the largest such unit in the US, and just recently, we outdid ourselves by shipping an even larger 168 MVA transformer with FR3 fluid!

FR3 is a natural ester fluid that’s a derivative of vegetable oils. The eco-friendly fluid, designated as ultimately biodegradable by the EPA, maintains dielectric strength at low temperatures, and serves as an alternative to mineral oil which is commonly used in power transformers. The electrical and thermal design considerations for FR3 require deep design and manufacturing expertise.

Both the 150 MVA and 168 MVA transformers with FR3 fluid are being used to move energy for projects involving large data centers which are critical assets of today’s digital infrastructure. The application requirements of data centers are demanding and must be designed to achieve high-efficiency (to drive low PUE ratio), monitoring capability at DCIM level, zero downtime, low sound, and to be “green” (environmentally-friendly) and fire-retardant.

Virginia Transformer Corp (VTC) is a leading supplier of power transformers to the data center market segment and is committed to continue our pursuit in designing the perfect transformer.

Congratulations to all our employees who helped make this specific project a spectacular success!!!

Prabhat Jain named to Virginia 500 Power List

Virginia Transformer Corp’s CEO and Owner, Prabhat Jain, has been named to the exclusive “Virginia 500: The 2021 Power List,” which recognizes the state’s most powerful and influential leaders by sector. Published by Virginia

Business, this is the second annual edition of the Virginia 500 Power List. Prabhat Jain is one of only 29 leaders listed in the Manufacturing Sector! This recognition accentuates and adds to the multiple accolades this year on the company’s 50th anniversary and on taking the position of being the #1 US-owned power transformer manufacturer in North America.

Please click on the links below for more details on this outstanding accomplishment:

https://www.virginiabusiness.com/issue/virginia-500-2021/

https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/manufacturing-2021/

 

  

 

 

Pocatello Plant Makes History With Its Largest Autotransformer Ever

We are proud to announce that we have completed the manufacturing and final assembly testing (passed on first attempt) of the largest autotransformer ever in the history of our Pocatello plant, located in Pocatello, ID.
The 168 MVA, 161/69/13.2 KV, 750/350/150 KV BIL, 55/65°C rise 3-phase autotransformer was built for the Paris Board of Public Utilities for its Eagle Creek Substation.
According to the customer’s website, the completion of the new substation will provide a redundant feed from TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) and a second delivery point to aid in having a loop transmission feed for parts of Henry County resulting in increased reliability for its customers.

Virginia Transformer Corp would like to thank the Paris Board of Public Utilities for partnering with us on this project and to congratulate the teams on both sides for a job well done!

VTC-GTC Partners With Tesla on Battery Energy Storage System Project

Excited to partner with Tesla on one of their cutting-edge projects! VTC-GTC’s 106 MVA 138 kV GSU Transformer for Tesla’s Gambit Energy Storage Park – which is a Battery Energy Storage System #BESS installation, serves the community of City of Angleton, TX. This #BESS provides the local electric grid with backup energy reserves and helps integrate and stabilize new renewable energy resources. This transformer for #Tesla continues to strengthen our market leadership in US #RenewableEnergy sector. This special unit was designed, built and shipped from our Pocatello Plant. Great work, Team Pocatello! Our rep (Double E) and EPC (Dashiell) were a key part of this success story as well.

VTC 50th Anniversary Press-Release

Major Player in U.S. Electrical Power Industry Celebrates Half Century of Service

Virginia manufacturer sees market leadership, global impact add to its success

 Roanoke, Va. (June 23, 2021) – In its 50-year history, Roanoke-based Virginia Transformer Corporation (VTC) has gone from producing small power transformers to become the largest United States-based power transformer OEM with the largest engineering team in the industry – a 1,500-person team – and five plants in North America. Its customers have included Fortune 500 companies such as Tesla, Chevron, Duke Energy, Edison International, and Siemens.

 In recognition of a half century of service and looking ahead toward the next 50 years, CEO Prabhat Jain announced two new corporate initiatives created to attract and retain top workforce talent as the company strives for continued growth.

  •  An employee financial aid fund to support workers experiencing temporary unexpected hardship such as illness.
  • A scholarship award for children of VTC employees to award funds for up to four years of college education.

 “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, I want to reflect back on the last 50 years and recognize how we have traversed obstacles and reached industry-leading milestones,” said CEO Prabhat K. Jain. “In my 39 years as CEO here, I’ve realized that it’s the people, the focus on the customer, and the technology that brings us continued success, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

 An American-owned, Minority Business Enterprise, Virginia Transformer Corporation has leveraged the technical background of its leaders and engineers, giving them the agility to react faster to changing market demands and to the needs of customers and employees. At 50 years, VTC has powered the U.S. and the world, providing transformers to the likes of Walt Disney, FermiLab, Washington Metro, and NASA. In 2003, VTC came to the aid of the Army Corps of Engineers by designing, building, and shipping six 15-MVA transformers in just six weeks for the Gulf War rebuilding projects.  

 “Going forward, transformers will continue to be at the heart and soul of transforming energy from sources of creation to sources of consumption,” said President Anoop Nanda. “The United States’ aging energy infrastructure requires many assets to be replaced to enhance grid reliability and security, and Virginia Transformer is a key player in getting that done with 50 years of expertise and innovation.”

 By 1982, when Mr. Jain joined the company as President, VTC was mired in debt and still a minor player in the industry. “I came with one expectation – to lead a business,” Jain said. Under Jain’s leadership, VTC began to broaden and diversify its customer base and product line, developing new technologies and delivering high-reliability transformers with a 60-year service life – the longest in the industry, eventually becoming the market leader that it is today.

 About Virginia Transformer Corporation

 Virginia Transformer Corporation is the largest U.S.-based power transformer OEM and provides custom-engineered power transformers for utility, renewable energy, industrial, mining, oil and gas, commercial, institutional, specialty, and export markets. Products range in power from 500-kVA to 1400-MVA and up to 525 kV. Its goal is to deliver the perfect transformer for any application.

For more information, please visit https://www.vatransformer.com or contact:

 

Rajiv Kumar

P. 540.682.5213

e. [email protected]

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The 50th Anniversary celebrations at Roanoke and Troutville facilities went very well.

Highlights:

  • Speech by Prabhat Jain capturing the significance and the journey to this milestone for VT-GT, stakeholders, and our nation
  • Proclamation by guest – Councilman Joe Cobb, on behalf of City – declaring 23rd June as Virginia Transformer Corporation day!
  • Talk by Roanoke Chamber of Commerce CEO – Joyce Waugh on the importance of VTC to the region and the partnership for the future
  • Broad participation and great engagement by salaried and shop employees. Plant Manager Tim Smith (VTCR) and Mark Spangler (VTCT) addressed the shop employees
  • 9 Displays – with write-ups and pictures – showcasing the 50- year journey – saw a lot of interest among employees, visiting dignitaries, and media
  • Food trucks with a variety of options – Pizza, Wings, Vegan, Gyros, Ice cream, etc. was well received
    • Cake Cutting Ceremony with visiting dignitaries
    • News media coverage and press release

50th Anniversary Celebrations at VTCR

Grand Celebration [September 2021]

Roanoke, VA (September 2, 2021)

GRAND CELEBRATION [September 2021]

50 years. Five decades. Half a century. No matter how you spin it, fifty years is a long time, and this is the length of time Virginia Transformer Corporation (VTC) has been on its journey to become the #1 US-based power transformer company in the country. Lead by our CEO/CTO Mr. Prabhat Jain (pictured left), what started out as a pursuit with a small, dedicated team to build the perfect transformer, VTC has grown at double-digit rates over the past several decades and now has the widest product range of power transformers, four strategically-located manufacturing plants, one fabrication facility, and over 1,500 employees, including 200 engineers.

Upon entering the Hotel Roanoke, guests comprised of government officials, local council members, Board of Directors, VTC leadership, customers, vendors, and employees could browse through an assortment of poster boards showing the company’s history and evolution of growth. Following a formal dinner, the Master of Ceremonies (and one of the original founders of VTC) Mr. John Rocovich, introduced special guests including VTC Corporate Secretary – Mr. Doug Densmore (who read a letter from Senator Mark Warner), Mr. Ben Kline (congressman), Mr. Joe Cobb (city council member), Ms. Patricia White Boyd (Vice-Mayor), Ms. Vivian Sanchez Jones (city council member), and Ms. Joyce Waugh (CEO, Roanoke Chamber of Commerce), who each congratulated VTC on its success.

When Mr. Jain approached the podium to share his thoughts and gratitude, he noted how “it has been a great honor to get the acknowledgment from the elected officials and the government saying what we do for the country is important.”  With over 200 engineers as the foundation of our company, we have been able to provide our country with solutions for special power requirements with our custom-designed transformers. Of course, none of this would not have been possible without the trust of our 6,000+ customers, our vendors (“the life-blood of our supply chain”), our employees, and our team of more than 100 sales reps located through North America. Mr. Jain then took his guests on a journey of how VTC has evolved into what it is today and spoke about the importance of education and changing demographics leaving guests pondering the question “who will be the next leader (of the free world)?”

Leading up to the grand event, separate celebrations were held at each of the company’s plants including Chihuahua in May, Rincon (Georgia Transformer) in August, and Pocatello in July. Mr. Jain kicked off each ceremony with a speech capturing the significance and the journey to this milestone for the company, its stakeholders, and our nation. Afterward, speeches were given by invited dignitaries to guests consisting of local media salaried and shop employees and included lunch and a cake-cutting ceremony. Scattered throughout the premises were nine displays describing the company’s journey for guests and members from the press to learn more about the company’s history.

 

Roanoke,VA(June 2021)

The 50th Anniversary celebrations at Roanoke and Troutville facilities went very well.

Highlights of the event included:

  • Speech by Prabhat Jain capturing the significance and the journey to this milestone for VTC-GTC, stakeholders,
    and our nation
  • Proclamation by guest – Councilman Joe Cobb, on behalf of City – declaring 23rd June as Virginia Transformer Corporation day!
  • Talk by Roanoke Chamber of Commerce CEO – Joyce Waugh on the importance of VTC to the region and the partnership for the future
  • Broad participation and great engagement by salaried and shop employees.
  • Plant Manager Tim Smith (VTCR) and Mark Spangler (VTCT) addressed the shop employees
  • 9 Displays – with write-ups and pictures – showcasing the 50-year journey – saw a lot of interest among employees, visiting dignitaries, and media
  • Food trucks with a variety of options – Pizza, Wings, Vegan, Gyros, Ice cream, etc. was well received
  • Cake Cutting Ceremony with visiting dignitaries