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Windpark Penamacor SabugalKnorr-Bremse PowerTech (formerly PCS Power Converter Solutions) has announced that it will deliver “Green Line 1000” reactive current converters to Tecneira – Tecnologias Energéticas S.A. The order is for 38 converters for installation in Suzlon S88 wind turbines at the 124MW Penamacor/Sabugal wind park in Portugal.

The converters will enable the wind farm to achieve compliance with modern feed-in regulations that are now required in Portugal. In Portugal the grid code Portaria 596 was published in 2010 and requires wind farm operators to retrofit wind turbines accordingly. Integrated directly into Suzlon S88 turbines, the converters enable continuous grid operation during voltage drops and maintain compliance with fault ride through regulations. The entire system, comprised of the S88 from Suzlon and the Green Line 1000, has already received the relevant certification for grid compatibility from Germanischer Lloyd.

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