Integration of Renewables into Isolated and Microgrids
Remote places may be rich in renewable energy sources, like sun, wind and water, which could be harvested.
The intermittent nature of renewables makes their integration into the power grid a challenge. Electricity generated by a wind turbine, for example, can create surges of electricity caused by gusting winds. An isolated grid must be equipped to overcome these surges, or it can collapse.
ABB’s solution includes grid stabilization technology that enables high penetration of renewable power generation, and distributed control systems that provide intelligent power management and efficient hybrid power plant operation achieving 100% peak penetration of renewables in wind/diesel and solar/diesel power systems, maximizing fuel savings and supplying reliable, grid-quality power in remote off-grid locations.