S&C Electric Europe to help EDF meet grid compliance

EDF Energy Renewables has awarded S&C Electric Europe a major contract to supply equipment for National Grid compliance to its Fallago Rig onshore windfarm in Scotland.

As part of the agreement, S&C will provide a system to ensure that EDF’s Scottish windfarm, which is one of the UK’s largest, complies with the National Grid’s Grid Code standards, which call for continuous voltage regulation.

Under proposals by EDF, the site in the Scottish borders, which was granted planning permission in November 2010, will consist of 48 turbines and have the capacity to generate 144MW of renewable electricity, enough to power 90,000 homes. As a result, it anticipates the facility will play a key role in helping the Government meet its renewable energy targets.

Work to install the 60MWAR PureWave DSTATCOM Distributed Static Compensator, which reduces voltage variations is expected to be completed by November 2012.

EDF Energy Renewables head of onshore construction Don Mackay, said: “The technology and consultancy from S&C has allowed us to meet the National Grid’s rigorous grid protocol necessary for the Fallago Rig wind farm to fulfil its role as a major energy supplier.”

Carys Matthews

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