New wind farm control centre with CompactSCADA® technology

Vestas has concluded the migration of its old system to a new wind farm control centre that acts as dispatching agent, passing the certification tests of the Spanish Electricity Grid (REE) with flying colours. From now on, the new control centre, developed using CompactSCADA® Energy Control Centre technology from Green Eagle Solutions, integrates the wind power installations linked to the agent, guaranteeing that the energy produced by the Vestas wind turbines can be securely injected back into the grid with no penalties. Moreover, it improves the performance and productivity of the installations.

Green Eagle Solutions, supplier of software solutions for renewable energy companies, has responded in record time to the high demands for quality and safety required by Vestas to develop a new control centre that adapts to the O.P.9. operational procedure. Its obsolete system has been migrated to a new, more stable and robust platform. The main challenge was to implement this change with no interruptions to the service. The new platform can also be quickly and easily extended to integrate third party
installations in the short-term in Spain, Latin America and South Africa, as well as attracting the dispatch of other technologies likely to be regulated by the system operator.

Vestas’ core activity is mainly focused on the Spanish market, specifically on O&M services, and aims to continue to be a reference for the sector. Thanks to its experience in the wind industry and in the cutting-edge products and services offered to its clients, it is possible to prolong the life of the installations, maximise the production of clean energy, reduce the cost of electricity for Spanish customers and contribute to meeting Europe’s 2020 objectives. In this regard, being able to benefit from a new interface control centre from the REE’s CECRE was essential to improve efficiency and add value to the operations of the company’s wind farms and turbines.Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2016