GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a component certificate to SCADA International for its power-plant controller. The GL RC certificate confirms that the power-plant controller meets the requirements of the Federation of German Windpower and other Renewable Energies. The certificate is the first issued to a power plant controller based on an assessment of compliance with Federation guidelines.
They presented the component certificate to SCADA International, at Husum WindEnergy 2012. “The certificate provides evidence that the device has passed the tests and assessments relating to the medium voltage regulations and other corresponding grid codes,” says Mike Woebbeking, Head of Certification Body GL RC and Tobias Gehlhaar, GL RC Expert for Grid Code Compliance. This will give SCADA International customers confidence to provide its clients with an advanced level of security when planning new installations.
Real evidence of grid-code compliance can now be issued for each wind farm in Germany and worldwide, using this certificate in combination with a Project Certificate according to GL’s Technical Note 065 on grid code compliance together with any local grid code.
Power-plant controllers manage the electrical power output of a generation facility and deal with active power and reactive power. The aim to control the amount of power being passed into the electrical grid by the generation units, other power plant controllers or similar units, based on the needs of the power system operator. This the power-plant controller operates each component up to maximum possible production in view of grid availability.
The Federation is developing criteria for power plant controller standardization. Corresponding certification will be mandatory in 2014.
Filed Under: News