in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Iberdrola says it has completed a two-year demo project to create new power-frequency and voltage-control equipment and systems to optimize the connection between wind farms and electricity transmission grids.

According to Iberdrola, the Syserwind project was a collaboration with Gamesa, Red Electrica de Espana (REE) and the Institute for Technological Research (IIT) at the University of Comillas.

The project was carried out at 15 of Iberdrola's wind power facilities in Andalusia, Spain. These wind farms, equipped with Gamesa turbines and representing a combined installed capacity of over 480 MW, are connected to three nodes in the 400 kV transmission grid operated by REE.

Iberdrola adds that the demo project, which was analyzed by the IIT at the University of Comillas, confirmed the technical feasibility of wind power when taking part in the power-frequency and voltage-control services in the electricity system.

Syserwind was one of six full-scale demo projects carried out under the European program Twenties. Iberdrola says this research initiative aims to further the development of new technologies that will allow for the mass-scale inclusion of wind power in the European electricity system.





Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.

Navigant_id1983
Renewable NRG_id1934