GE awarded with a multi-million dollar project with ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe and EDF Renewables to design, construct, supply, and commission the substations for the project.
The deal will bring the collaborative expertise together to deliver the significant efficiencies to ESB and EDF Renewables. The project known as the WPP (wind power project) will then help in delivering low-carbon energy to a total of 375,000 homes in the state of Scotland.
Wind power is the fastest growing energy technology in Scotland that is renewable. Some even say that Scotland is in the middle of a revolution of wind energy.
As per a report by the Weather Energy show between the months of January and June of the year 2019, wind turbines in the state of Scotland provided electricity to power almost 4.47 million homes in the country, which is almost the double of the entire Scotland’s domestic power requirements.
The project Neart na Gaoithe (“Strength of the Wind”) is to assist Scotland in meeting its goal of the carbon emissions reduction. This is not only the target of the Scottish but also the United Kingdom’s governments.
The 400/220 kilovolts (kV) on-shore wind substations are planned to be built on the greenfield site. Once the project NnG becomes operational, it is planned to offset more than a total of 400,000 tons of Carbon-dioxide emissions every year and it will also provide electricity to power Scottish houses more than 375,000 in number.
The project’s both offshore and onshore substations equipment will include a total of 4 power transformers, the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), 4 reactors, gas insulated switchgear at different voltages of 66kV, 220kV and 400kV and power quality components, as well as the protection and the control, telecommunications systems and SCADA.