TSK will install another station in the UK to provide stability to the electrical grid

Gijon-based engineering firm TSK has been awarded a second station by Infrastructure Partners and its development partner Welsh Power to stabilize the UK’s electricity grid.

The new facility will be built in Selling, Kent, England, and will rely on a 60 MVA synchronous capacitor configuration, which will provide short-circuit and inertia power, as well as reactive power compensation, to increase distribution stability. Networks with high generation penetration through renewable energies.

TSK will be responsible for the turnkey implementation of the plant, as well as the 400 kV interconnection with the National Electric Grid (the country’s main grid operator) and will have GE technology to supply the synchronous generator.

The spread of non-programmable renewable energies poses a challenge to managing the stability of electrical systems. For this reason, facilities such as those now granted to the Turkish Armed Forces play an increasingly important role in electrical systems. TSK explained that renewable energies, “mostly based on energy converters (photovoltaic and wind), replace conventional generation that uses large rotating machines, which reduces the inertia of the system, weakens the frequency stability, and makes it more fragile.” In the face of unrest.

The project entrusted to Gijón Engineering is part of a group of similar stations framed within the third phase of the plan called “Stability Pathfinder” launched by National Grid ESO.

The new contract strengthens the presence of the Turkish Armed Forces in the UK, where it has already implemented other projects.

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