Iberdrola says it has completed a two-year demo project to create new power-frequency and voltage-control equipment and systems to optimize the connection between wind farms and electricity transmission grids.
According to Iberdrola, the Syserwind project was a collaboration with Gamesa, Red Electrica de Espana (REE) and the Institute for Technological Research (IIT) at the University of Comillas.
The project was carried out at 15 of Iberdrola's wind power facilities in Andalusia, Spain. These wind farms, equipped with Gamesa turbines and representing a combined installed capacity of over 480 MW, are connected to three nodes in the 400 kV transmission grid operated by REE.
Iberdrola adds that the demo project, which was analyzed by the IIT at the University of Comillas, confirmed the technical feasibility of wind power when taking part in the power-frequency and voltage-control services in the electricity system.
Syserwind was one of six full-scale demo projects carried out under the European program Twenties. Iberdrola says this research initiative aims to further the development of new technologies that will allow for the mass-scale inclusion of wind power in the European electricity system.