Gamesa Electric

 

FACTS

Gamesa Electric includes power electronics products especially designed for adapting the behaviour of wind farms to the different network codes with their requisits stipulated by law for guaranteeing the continuity and quality of the energy supply.

The growing penetration of wind and photovoltaic sources in the energy production mixture is forcing network operators to establish new standards of regulation for wind generation to guarantee the system's stability. This can be done by taking advantage of the possibilities of power electronics systems.

A Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) is composed of a static power electronics equipment used for the transmission of electric energy in alternating current (AC). The objective is to reinforce the control and increase the capacity of the network's electricity transmission.

The trajectory of Gamesa Electric in the sector has meant that they have developed a portfolio of products, some examples of which include:

  • Windfact®: especially designed to ensure compliance with the most stringent of network connection requirements in response to voltage drops (LVRT, Low Voltage Ride-Through) from generators with squirrel cage technology. For previously installed wind farms.
  • Statcom: a product for the dynamic compensation of reactive energy, aimed at controlling the network voltage according to the directions of the operator.