One step closer to improved wind energy penetration
We are in the process of increasing our capacity to utilize wind energy in the Main Area of the Faroe Islands with the investment in a synchronous condenser and a battery energy storage system (BESS).
A synchronous condenser with 15 megavolt amperes of reactive power plus a BESS with a 12.5 MWh storage capacity are currently being installed at our Sund thermal power plant.
This is the first project of its kind in the area with additional systems to be installed in the future to further accommodate the growing levels of wind power harvested in the island nation.
The set-up is similar to that in our Porkeri wind farm on the southern most island of Suðuroy, which has yielded good results.
The required equipment has arrived and the synchronous condenser has been placed in the newly erected hall created for the purpose. The installations are expected to be completed in the summer with commissioning to operations expected in the fall.