A generation unit feeds electricity into the transmission system.
Once the wind farm is connected to the distribution network, the energy generated moves towards the customers.
Many wind farms are connected to the network every year.
Venteea aims at participating in wind farms development.
Any generation locally increases the network voltage.
Local consumption must be encouraged in order to reduce technical losses. Venteea will test network reconfiguration thanks to real time generation detection.
Numerous fault detectors monitor the whole network 24/7. These detectors need to adapt to the bi-directional energy flows.
In the scope of Venteea a large capacity storage located next to a wind farm will be tested.
In the primary substation, the most important component of the distribution network, high voltage electricity is transformed into medium voltage electricity.
Whenever the power generated by the wind farm is higher than local consumption, the energy flow’s direction changes within the power lines.
In order to keep operating the network the best way while enabling the connection of more and more wind farms, the network must be adapted.
Venteea is willing to reduce wind farms connection costs and technical losses by connecting wind farms as close to the existing network as possible
Measures from various spots of the network will enable to regulate voltage at the primary substation but also at the secondary substations, which means as close to the customers as possible.
Network reconfiguration will use breakers acting as switches so as to broaden wind generation spreading area.
Whenever a network fault is detected, the fault detectors alert the regional control center which resupplies immediately.
Storage will be used as an ancillary services’ production unit for several market players: generator, Distribution System Operator, and Transmission System Operator.
Then the electricity keeps going towards secondary substations where medium voltage electricity is transformed into low voltage electricity in order to supply your home’s electrical plugs and appliances.
Adapting the power grid to bidirectional flows in the power lines is necessary.
Adding new equipment to the already modern and automated network will be tested by Venteea.
Network operation will take into account wind generation and consumption forecasts at the distribution network level, as well as data exchange between generators and the distribution system operator.
When voltage increases, regulation will act so that customers don’t notice any voltage variation.
The defective line is then repaired.
Communicating sensors located in various spots of the network will improve data exchange between generators and the distribution system operator.
When wind generation decreases or stops, voltage regulation will act again.
Once the line is repaired, the network returns to its original configuration.