Hitachi Vitality is able to design and ship a model new power high-quality decision, billed as the first of its sort, after a worthwhile order from SP Vitality Networks, {an electrical} power group operator defending central and southern Scotland and elements of the north of England.

The reply is anticipated to help in stabilizing the grid and improve the circulation of renewable energy from Scotland to England. It is estimated as a lot as 280 MW of additional renewable energy is likely to be added to {the electrical} power grid, with the potential to power over 360,000 homes.

The problem, located at SP Vitality Networks’ substation at Eccles, near the Scottish border, consists of two items of Hitachi’s SVC Mild Statcom, an affect conversion experience, and a synchronous condenser managed centrally by Hitachi’s MACH administration system, linked at a regular electrical node.

An announcement from Hitachi says the combo of utilized sciences will “maximize the long term power system’s potential whereas moreover providing elevated system stability and security, thus supporting the rising integration of renewables into {the electrical} power grid”.

Billy Moore, Senior Mission Supervisor at SP Vitality Networks, says the flexibility prime quality decision will “improve the transmission group’s power and stability as additional renewable period is linked in Scotland”. “The criticality of experience akin to it would grow to be additional essential as we reduce the utilization of fossil fuels,” he added.

Hitachi Vitality and SP Vitality Networks beforehand collaborated on a 275 kV substation on SP Vitality Networks’ transmission group near Glasgow.