wiredinUSA August 2020

First flexible DC power grid into operation

Major wind farm goes into production

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Yandin Wind Farm, the biggest wind farm in Western Australia, has delivered its first output to the South West Integrated System (SWIS). The 212MW facility is located approximately 175km north of Perth. Connection to the Western Power network, through a new 330kV terminal and 10km transmission line, was announced by the contracting company, Decmil, who held the $79 million contract to complete the civil and electrical design and construction. Generation began on 12 th July, and will be gradually increased until full production is reached later in the year.

Mao Weiming, chairman of China’s State Grid Corporation, has announced that the Zhangbei renewable energy flexible DC grid test and demonstration facility has been put into operation. The plant is the world’s first flexible direct current (DC) networked power grid project, and uses core technologies and key equipment created in China. These technologies will be used in the Beijing Winter Olympic Stadium, making it the first stadium with a 100 percent clean energy power supply in the history of the games. The project is of great significance for improvingcleanenergydelivery, supporting the Green Olympics, implementing the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy, and driving independent research and development and manufacture of key technical equipment, according to Liu Baohua, deputy director of the National Energy Administration. The project can deliver 14 billion kilowatt-hours of clean electricity every year, fully meeting the power needs of 26 Winter Olympic venues in the Beijing and Zhangjiakou areas.


wiredInUSA - August 2020

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