Scottish Power uses windfarm to restart grid in ‘world first’

Scottish Power Renewables has used power from its 69MW Dersalloch onshore windfarm in South Ayrshire to re-energise part of the transmission network in a “world first”. By operating them as “virtual synchronous machines”, the company was able to create a stable power island that was then reintegrated with the rest of the grid and used to restore a blacked-out section of the network.

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