Siemens to Connect Wind Farm to City Power Supply Network

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Commissioned to connect the London Array to the power supply network

Siemens Energy reportedly announced that the London Array offshore wind farm – set for completion in 2012 – will comprise of 175 Siemens wind turbines and will have a total capacity of 630 megawatts, or “MW.”

Additionally, the company has been commissioned to connect the London Array to the power supply network. The wind farm is owned by Dong Energy and E.ON and Masdar. The wind farm will be connected to the London’s power supply network through the Siemens grid connection, said company sources.

The wind farm is located in the Thames estuary off the Kent and Essex coasts. There is also an option to uprate the London Array to about 1000 MW. The wind farm is expected to be the first in the gigawatt class which can supply 750,000 British households with co-friendly electricity.

“Offshore wind farms of this size place particular demands in terms of grid access. We not only have the requisite technology and know-how but also a wealth of experience in connecting offshore wind farms to the grid,” Udo Niehage, CEO of the Power Transmission Division of Siemens Energy, said.

Source: Smart Grid

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