The company said that the project will deploy new technologies to improve power quality, and reduce environmental impact by combining the intermittent wind power in the network.

As part of the Smart Grid Gotland project, ABB will build a 10kV smart substation, which will feature switchgear technology based on its Unigear Digital concept.

The company will develop an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, to facilitate data processing from the substation and the rural grid.

The ADMS will be designed to identify fault zones and reroute electricity to reduce impact on consumers.

ABB will deploy switches with safety and feedback functionalities as well as upgrade disconnectors with remote surveillance and control capabilities.

The project has developed an end-user software, to allow the participating consumers adjust their energy consumption based on wind forecasts and price fluctuations.

Other partners in the Smart Grid Gotland project include Vattenfall, Gotlands Energi, Svenska Kraftnät, Schneider Electric, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Royal Institute of Technology.