ABB has successfully installed three shunt reactors in the onshore substation of the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK

by May 30, 2020

ABB won this deal of $150 Million in 2018 and committed to supply Static Var Compensation (SVC) Light technology with advanced ABB Ability™ MACH control systems, High Voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), transformers, reactors and harmonic filters. To meet grid code requirements, wind farms can use the reactive output of its own turbines, a STATCOM and additional shunt compensation from either switched or fixed capacitor or reactor banks in order to meet the reactive capability. To coordinate all these reactive sources and meet overall grid code requirement at the Point of Common Coupling (PCC), an overall master controller with flexible controls is needed. Keeping same aspects in mind, STATCOMs have become a desirable technology in recent past. With development of more wind farms and solar parks, a significant addition of STATCOM will be observed in future as well. Link to the news: