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RES to provide asset monitoring services at Scottish wind farm

08 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 8th, 2021 09:57)

UK-based renewable energy company RES has secured a contract to provide control point, balancing and asset monitoring services at the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland.

RES to provide asset monitoring services at Scottish wind farm
The team at the control centre will monitor performance and early operations of the offshore wind facility. Credit: Nicholas Doherty / Unsplash.

UK-based renewable energy company RES has secured a contract to provide control point, balancing and asset monitoring services at the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland.

The company will provide its services during the commissioning and early operations of the 950MW wind farm.

The company’s RES 24/7 365 control centre in Glasgow will support the energisation of 100 turbines at the farm by serving as the interface between Moray East and National Grid.

The control centre will also provide control point services under the farm’s balancing mechanism.

RES Control Centre manager Charles McLuckie said: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with Moray East Offshore Wind Farm on a contract that utilises the fast and dynamic responses provided by our control centre.

“The skills and experience of our operational controllers will not only ensure Moray East delivers full grid compliance, but we’ll also support the wind farm to transition to a fully operational asset as quickly as possible.”

The team at the control centre will use live data from the wind farm and monitor the wind facility’s performance and early operations, escalating any faults to bring turbines back online as soon as possible.

The staff will respond to National Grid requests and convey instructions directly to operations engineers working on the project to support the high-voltage (HV) commissioning.

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm project director Marcel Sunier said: “As Scotland’s largest infrastructure project under construction, we are investing significantly in the local and national economy to support the green economic recovery by providing low-cost electricity.

“The continuous monitoring and constant readiness to highlight any issues are a key element to secure power generation, and this latest contract underlines our commitment to utilising competent Scottish and British companies where we can.”

Last April, RES sold its Buheii wind farm in Norway to the Macquarie-owned Green Investment Group (GIG).