ABB And RTE France Integrates Offshore Wind Energy Into French Grid

ABB has signed a $25 million contract with electrical transmission system operator, RTE France, which will enable the integration of offshore wind parks into the French grid. ABB, a power and automation technology group will supply RTE France with transformer products and other services to help them create a more reliable and safer grid, with the goal of integrating the country’s off shore wind projects in order to boost France’s renewable energy supply.

Nine 400MVA booster transformers will be supplied by ABB in order to help the regulation of power produced by four specific wind power projects along the Atlantic coast of France. The companies stated that each offshore wind project has a 500MW capacity, such that the total energy produced by these offshore wind farms can account for 3.5% of the country’s energy consumption.

The project is a part of the French government’s plan to have 23 % of its energy produced by renewable energy sources by 2020. Installations are scheduled to take place from 2017 – 2020.

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