American Superconductor Corp (AMSC) has received several orders for its D-VAR reactive compensation solution for wind farms in the UK, including two orders from Manchester, England-based Nordex UK Ltd.
AMSC‘s D-VAR Intelligent Grid solutions, which are manufactured in Middleton, will now be deployed at 15 wind farms in the UK.
As per these new contracts, the two D-VAR solutions provided to Nordex UK will be used to enable extensions of the company’s Kilbraur and Millennium wind farms located in Scotland to meet local grid interconnection requirements.
The company said that its D-VAR solutions have been successfully providing system-wide voltage control at the initial phases of both of these wind farms.
AMSC’s D-VAR solutions are utilized to reliably interconnect sources of renewable energy to power grids, according to the company.
AMSC president and chief operating officer Dan McGahn said that the UK’s wind power market continues to grow strongly as the country strives to meet its objective of deriving 15% of its total energy consumption from renewables by 2020.