Siemens Energy has signed an EPC contract with ESB to install synchronous condenser with fly wheel at Moneypoint power station in County Clare

by May 4, 2021

Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has contracted Siemens Energy to install synchronous condenser with flywheel at Moneypoint power station in County Clare. The synchronous condenser will incorporate the fly wheel to provide high inertia to sustain grid frequency, reactive power for voltage control and short circuit capacity to strengthen the power grid as more renewables will be integrated to the power system. Siemens Energy will deliver this project as a turnkey in 2022 and will provide aftersales maintenance services for ten years with remote diagnostics. This will be the first synchronous condenser with the world’s largest fly wheel to be installed in the Irish power grid to compensate for the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources and to provide grid stability. This is the third synchronous condenser to be deployed in the UK in 2021, following two synchronous condensers installed by ABB. In UK seven more synchronous condenser projects are in the pipeline and are scheduled to be operational by 2023 Link to the news: