Powersystems first energisation at Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm

May 31, 2019

Powersystems have completed the first energisation at the Clocaenog Forest Wind Turbine Farm 132 kV compound with 2 Grid Transformers. 

Powersystemswere appointed to design, supply installation, testing and commission a 132 kV grid connection by Ruthin-based Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK who is the principal contractor and working closely with the Clocaenog Forest Wind Turbine Farm for developer innogy Renewables UK.

This marks a massive milestone in the renewable energy development project in Denbighshire to connect 27×3.6 MW Vestas Wind Turbines. And further progress the £120 million scheme.

Powersystems have constructed the dual transformer 132 kV substation to enable the 96 MW of power generated from the wind turbines to be exported to the grid.

Within Clocaenog Forest itself, Powersystems the electrical engineering company has also laid 181 km of 33 kV power and fibre optic cable works to connect all 27×3.6 MW Vestas Wind Turbines.

Managing Director Chris Jenkins said: “We’re proud to get to this milestone in the project and again, prove our capability to deliver for our clients.

Operating at 132 kV requires specialist capability and at Powersystems we have a track record of delivering projects at this high voltage level.

“Final connection works to the turbines continues and we see the completion of this over the summer of 2019, with first generation expected in June.

Powersystems, have installed the infrastructure for 4.77 GW of wind farm generation across the UK representing 27% of on-shore wind farms built.

The wind farm, situated within the working forest managed by Natural Resources Wales, will have the capacity to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of up to 63,800 average UK homes per year.

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Experience in the design and installation of high voltage electrical infrastructure has placed Powersystems in a position ideally suited to carryout wind farm electrical balance of plant contracts. Since our first wind farm installation at Goonhilly Downs in 1992 we have been actively involved with wind farm projects ranging from single turbines to 60 plus turbine sites.

For more information about the Clocaenog Wind Turbine Farm project please visit our projects page

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