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RWE Biomass Plant: Markinch, Fife.

Grid Connection Consulting have been employed as an adviser by Jacobs to help in coordinating the Grid Code Compliance tests for the 60MW biomass plant in Markinch, Fife. The generator is owned by RWE on the Tullis Russell papermill site, and is currently undergoing commissioning.

2020 Renewables: Ardoch and Over Enoch WF

Grid Connection Consulting have been employed through URS to act as electrical technical advisers on the 2020 Renewables 11.5MW project Ardoch and Over Enoch Wind Farm. The site will consist of 5 off 2.3MW Siemens turbines, and will connect to the Scottish Power network in 2014.

GlaxoSmithKline: Wind Turbine

Grid Connection Consulting have been acting in a technical advisor role for GSK Irvine to assist in all electrical and grid connection aspects of the connection of various renewable technologies.  The first 2.5MW wind turbine is now connected to the GSK factory network, and will start to supply power this week.

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.