Powersystems UK have now handed over Blackcraig Windfarm. Powersystems UK supported the customer by installing, commissioning and back energising the site with a Generator System to enable the Turbine supplier, Siemens Gamesa, to commission a turbine against a ‘false grid’.
The HV Generator system comprised of a step-up transformer to energise the system at 33kV, a main and backup generator to ensure continuity of supply and to provide stability during energisation of the turbine transformers, 2MW of load banks to provide load for the turbine to generate against and LV switched inductor banks to compensate for the reactive power due to cable capacitance on the site. All controlled with an integral Modbus controller to automatically switch the load bank load.
Commissioning was successful and completed in the short timeframe required. The site was then transferred to the new grid supply and was immediately online and available to generate through the meter, a pre-requisite for the customer Blue Energy in compliance with the Ofgem accreditation criteria.