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Published: 18 December 2020 18 December 2020
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has introduced a 72.5 kV high-voltage hybrid switchgear, Plug and Switch System (PASS) M00 – Wind. PASS M00 – Wind is a hybrid switchgear specifically designed for wind turbine applications.
 
It fits inside the wind turbine and can withstand vibrations and sudden movements in harsh environments. The switchgear comes with a digital motor drive and local control cabinet with built-in intelligence for monitoring and diagnostics. The digital protection and control relay provide integration into substation automation systems through IEC 61850 interface. The switchgear offers real-time simulation for proactive management of the life cycle of the asset and remote service intervention.
 
The solution will be installed at China's first 66 kV offshore wind farm, Huadian Yuhuan Phase 1. Hitachi ABB Power Grids will supply 22 units of PASS M00 – Wind to Dongfang Electric Wind Power. Scheduled for completion at the end of 2021, Huadian Yuhuan Phase 1 will supply 770 million kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity to power approximately 240,000 households in the Zhejiang province per annum.
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