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Siemens Energy will supply a synchronous condenser system to the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) in Ireland. The grid stabilising system will be developed at the Moneypoint power station located in South-West Ireland near Kilrush, County Clare.
ESB recently announced the launch of Green Atlantic @ Moneypoint, a plan to transform the County Clare site into a green energy hub, where a range of renewable technologies will be deployed over the next decade with the capacity to power 1.6 million homes. The synchronous condenser will be the first in the country and incorporate a flywheel used for grid stability. The facility will enable an increased integration of wind power into the Irish grid by providing sufficient inertia for frequency support, short-circuit power for system strength and reactive power for voltage control. Commissioning of the new plant is planned for mid-2022.
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