Grid connection services

It’s important to note that the specific requirements and processes can vary based on the location, local regulations, and the capacity of the wind turbine. Professional expertise from electrical engineers and collaboration with grid operators are essential to ensure a safe and reliable grid connection for the wind turbine.

Connecting a wind turbine to the electrical grid involves several steps, including ground works and electrical installations. Here is a brief overview of the process:

The site is evaluated to determine its suitability for connecting a wind turbine to the grid. Factors such as grid proximity, capacity, and infrastructure availability are considered.

The wind turbine operator submits an application to the grid operator or utility company for grid connection. This includes providing technical specifications, capacity requirements, and other relevant information.

The grid operator assesses the feasibility of the connection and designs the necessary infrastructure, such as transformers, switchgear, and cables, to ensure a seamless integration of the wind turbine into the grid.

Ground works involve preparing the site for the installation of electrical infrastructure. This may include excavating trenches for cable placement, installing foundations for transformers or switchgear, and establishing grounding systems.

The electrical infrastructure, including transformers, switchgear, and cables, is installed according to the grid connection design. This involves connecting the wind turbine’s electrical system to the grid infrastructure.

After installation, compliance tests are conducted to ensure that the wind turbine’s electrical system meets the necessary grid codes and standards. These tests assess factors such as voltage, frequency, power quality, and synchronization with the grid.

Once the wind turbine is successfully connected and compliant with grid requirements, it undergoes commissioning. This involves testing the overall performance of the turbine and its integration with the electrical grid.

After successful commissioning and compliance with grid regulations, the grid operator grants approval for the wind turbine to be connected to the grid and start generating electricity.