Fast Switched Capacitor Banks

Enspec and Senvion engineers designed and developed fast-switched capacitor banks for Kype Muir Wind Farm combining the reactive capability of the turbines with fast-switching point-on-wave technology.

With advances in turbine technology it is possible to harness the dynamic power of the turbines to manage much of their own reactive power. This means that the turbines can be used either as a direct solution in some instances or as part of a bigger hybrid solution such as the design employed at Kype Muir. We recently returned to commission the capacitor banks and were able to demonstrate that this solution will satisfy grid code condition CC.A.7.2.3.2 (energising & de-energising the capacitor bank once every 15 seconds for at least 5 times)

The system is now fully operational and able to provide the reactive power as per site requirements.

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