28 June 2017. For Network Online Magazine
ZIV Automation was chosen to provide a turnkey solution for protection and automation at Llynfl Afan Renewable Energy Park, together with the main contractor, NRS Group from Livingston (Scotland), and Gamesa Energy UK (GEUK). The park is connected to Western Power Distribution’s network.
ZIV´s 25-year experience contributed to the successful conclusion of this project. The protection, control and substation automation system was designed to meet and exceed project requirements in line with client, wind turbine manufacturer and DNO specifications – and always considering the technical guidance in the G59 specification.
ZIV also provided an automation system for Western Power Distribution’s soft inter-tripping system (SIS), which provides online and detailed knowledge of the entire medium and low-voltage grid, from home users to secondary substations.
It consists of smart cabinet containing a USP 20 RTU and a BCC battery charger. The purpose of the SIS is to provide both remote (from Scada) and automatic (local) control of a generating unit based on the voltage conditions of the medium-voltage network, monitored by a centralised system.
ZIV is a technological leader in protection, control, communication and metering technologies that contributes to the development of sustainable networks, with integrated solutions for metering, distribution automation, substation automation and telecommunications.
About Western Power Distribution
Western Power Distribution is the company responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and Wales. The company business serves over 7.8 million customers and employs over 6,500 members of staff to ensure the highest quality of service.
About NRS Group
Established in 1973 in NRS Group ( Noel Regan & Sons) Ltd is a Building and Civil Engineering Contractor. With Office’s in Livingston ,Ballaghaderreen, Belfast, Cardiff and London we undertake contracts throughout the UK & Ireland.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was created in April, 2017, with the merger of Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica and Siemens Wind Power.
Gamesa’s history is marked by a spirit of innovation and successful expansion into new markets. What started as a small machining workshop in northern Spain quickly grew into a global company focused on industrial facility management, the automotive industry, and new technology development.
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