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Greater Gabbard: National Grid Voltage Control Tests

Grid Connection Consulting have recently taken Greater Gabbard wind farm (500MW) through the National Grid voltage control Grid Code Compliance tests. The results of these tests highlighted that the wind farm meets all of the National Grid stringent voltage control requirements.

Greater Gabbard: Completion of Reactive Power Grid Code Tests

Grid Connection Consulting have recently taken Greater Gabbard wind farm (500MW) through the National Grid reactive power Grid Code Compliance tests.  The results of these tests, which show the significant reactive power capability of the site, have been submitted to National Grid.

Grid Connection Feasibility Studies and Connection Applications

Grid Connection Consulting have now carried out more than 75 UK grid connection feasibility studies in the last 5 years.

Grid Connection Consulting have also made more than 60 grid connection applications in the last 5 years. This has meant dealing with almost all of the Distribution Network Operators in the UK; which has given Grid Connection Consulting a wide ranging knowledge of the UK electricity network and the relevant network operator processes / design policies.

Grid Code Compliance Testing: Gordonstown Wind Farm

Grid Connection Consulting have been employed by Infinis to manage their Grid Code Compliance test process on site at the 12.5MW Gordonstown Wind Farm.

In addition to the above, Grid Connection Consulting are also collating all of the technical and process related information to meet the National Grid User Data File Structure (UDFS) requirements.  Once this process is complete the site will be considered to be compliant with the GB Grid Code.

Grid Connection Consulting have already assisted many sites in the UK through this process, and thus were chosen for this work due to the expertise which can be offered.

GlaxoSmithKline – Wind Turbines

Grid Connection Consulting have been acting in a technical advisor role for GSK to assist connection of several wind turbines at factories throughout Scotland. Advisory work at the Irvine factory is ongoing throughout the construction phase for the site.

Westray Wind Farm – Bank Due Diligence

Grid Connection Consulting recently completed electrical and grid due diligence on the Westray wind farm in Orkney, on behalf of the Cooperative Bank.

Greater Gabbard – Reactive Power Compliance Tests

Grid Connection Consulting recently took Greater Gabbard wind farm through extensive reactive power compliance tests to satisfy the requirements of National Grid.  The tests took place over 3 days proving the considerable reactive power range achievable by the site.  Voltage control and frequency control testing will follow shortly at the site.

List of Services Offered

  • Wind turbine due diligence (electrical); specifically we have experience and knowledge of all of the major turbine suppliers generators, plus emerging suppliers not yet being utilised in the UK
  • Grid Connection Feasibility studies
  • Wind turbine specification (electrical)
  • Wind turbine technical negotiation
  • Wind turbine factory inspection
  • Full grid connection management, from initial discussion with the network company to the management of the connection and compliance process. This includes management of the testing, examination and collation of results, and creation and completion of the full User Data Library required by National Grid.
  • Co-ordination of the development of Mandatory Services Agreement following receipt of Final Operational Notification.
  • Early examination of grid code issues for specific sites, to thus allow sensible electrical cost budgeting. Note that I can carry out load flow study work although do not have a license for the necessary software (PSS/E).
  • Early examination of transformer inrush issues and specification of mitigation measures, again to allow sensible electrical cost budgeting.
  • Grid code derogations applied for (where necessary).
  • General grid connection advice; including connection charging, connection processes and technical guidance.
  • Quarterly reporting and week 24 submissions to National Grid for signed connection Offers.
  • Voltage control plant specification.
  • Experience of harmonic related performance issues on several wind farms to date.