Wind Energy – Dogger Bank
National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has awarded a ten-year contract to the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm to provide reactive power absorption from its onshore converter station.
ESO head of networks, Julian Leslie, said it be ‘the first time in Britain’ that the transmission asset for an offshore wind farm is used to provide reactive power services.
The transmission assets of the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm will provide 200 megavolt amperes of reactive power (MVAr), which is used to maintain network stability, for a 10-year period from 2024, National Grid said.
This will help stabilise voltage on the grid in the northeast of England after the expected closure of Hartlepool nuclear power station in March 2024, it said.