Supporting integration of offshore wind energy



 

ABB has won a $30-million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC light static compensators (STATCOMs) to smooth out voltage fluctuations from intermittent wind energy. These devices will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies for millions of consumers. East Anglia One project is expected to provide 714 MW of renewable wind energy from 102 wind turbines to meet the needs of over 500 000 homes. The offshore wind farm is located approximately 43 km off the Suffolk coast in the southern North Sea. STATCOM is part of the company’s family of flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) technologies which help to reduce losses, enhance the capacity and flexibility of power transmission systems and contribute to more efficient and reliable grids.

Contact Shivani Chetram, ABB, Tel 010 202-5090, shivani.chetram@za.abb.com

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