Support for grid code compliance
Grid codes specify the electrical performance and documentation that a wind power plant needs to gain connection to a grid. Demonstrating grid code compliance and achieving a grid connection agreement are therefore essential milestones in the development of a wind power plant project - which is where Vestas comes in.
How Vestas can help you connect
We provide support in assessing and optimising the overall electrical configuration and performance of a wind power plant, so that the increasingly challenging requirements of grid connection are met.
We perform feasibility and transmission system impact studies, and we support the transmission system operators (TSO) with regards to grid connection agreements. We can also design and procure the most appropriate plant and grid connection equipment.
We have a strong track record with extensive experience in:
- developing and verifying power system simulation models for system impact studies
- on-site validation of stationary and dynamic performance
- designing wind power plant electrical infrastructure
- early prediction of performance and grid code compliance
- plant solutions involving advanced dynamic reactive power compensation solutions, and connection to weak networks
- grid code compliance testing
How wind energy is integrated in the grid
Wind energy represents the most competitive renewable energy source and many countries have set ambitious targets for wind energy.
Renewable energy sources, like wind energy, create new challenges for electricity systems in terms of planning and operation. In addition, many transmission systems were constructed back in the 1970'ies and require substantial technical updates and expansion to cope with the increasing percentage of renewable energy.
Vestas works actively to improve conditions related to system integration of wind energy. The aim is to ensure a grid well suited for a non-fossil future. Standardisation of grid codes, procedures, certification and documentation are examples of our efforts in this field.