ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

ABB Touts Grid Connection Breakthroughs at AWEA Windpower 2014

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

ABB, Inc.
501 Merritt 7
Norwalk, CT, 06856
USA



Press release date: May 6, 2014

Power electronics, Symphony Plus for Wind, Statcom and microgrid solutions on display to help wind operators leverage new technologies.

Las Vegas, Nevada – ABB, the wind industry's leading power technology solutions provider, is promoting a series of new grid interconnection technology applications for wind farms from the show floor at the annual AWEA Windpower 2014 conference and exhibition this week.

Building off a very interactive, half-day, pre-show technical training session on May 5 entitled, "Wind Farm Best Practices: The latest developments in grid connected technologies,"  in conjunction with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), ABB will have "Smart Squad" experts in the booth to showcase an array of new technologies centered around better grid connections – managing reactive power to meet grid codes, as well as the latest breakthroughs in Statcom, microgrids and energy storage. ABB will also offer a full line of low voltage drives, switchgear, transformers and wind turbine converter solutions for wind farms of all sizes, as well as the Ventyx Energy Portfolio Management (EPM) solution for accurately forecasting wind patterns and collecting data.

Another advanced wind automation application ABB is launching is known as Symphony Plus for WindŽ, a new SCADA offering designed for effective monitoring and control of fleets for wind plants. Symphony Plus is a robust automation system that is already implemented within a large number of thermal and hydro power plants, but is now available to meet the growing demand in the wind industry. In addition to real time monitoring and control, this solution includes unique features such as condition monitoring of assets and optimal dispatching of plants using a scalable SCADA solution; a single "pane of glass" for operations and maintenance of turbines and substation equipment; and central control room capabilities. This solution is supported both globally and locally for software updates and added functionality.

"We are pleased to again be a part of the discussion – and a part of the solution – at AWEA Windpower as we establish ourselves as not only an experienced technology solutions supplier for the wind industry, but as a proven expert in connecting wind power to the transmission grid efficiently and reliably with many innovative technologies," said Dennis McKinley, director of wind power solutions in North America for ABB.

AWEA Windpower 2014 runs from May 6-8, and ABB will be exhibiting in booth #4148 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. More information about items discussed at the pre-show seminar and on these new grid connected technologies may be found on the ABB Wind website.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ over 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.

For more information, please contact:
Bill Rose
ABB Media Relations
919-807-5743 – office
919-244-4879 – mobile
bill.rose@us.abb.com

Bill Rose
ABB Inc.
Manager, Media Relations
Power Products & Power Systems,
North America
940 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606 USA
Phone: 1-919-807-5743
Mobile: 1-919-244-4879
email: bill.rose@us.abb.com

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Electrical Equipment and Systems
Mechanical Power Transmission
Software
Green & Clean
 More New Product News from this company:
Chemical Analyzer provides accurate silica monitoring.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ABB Wins $55 Million Submarine AC Power Cable Contract in the UK
ABB Energizes Tennessee Tech University's Power Engineering Program
ABB Joins AGI Initiative to Advance the Intelligent Grid
ABB Unveils New Products at DistribuTech
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
SCADA/HMI Software
Power Management Software
Electrical Power Transmission Equipment
Power Transmission Equipment, Components & Products
Wind Turbines
Join the forum discussion at:
Engineers Lounge
Tools of the Trade
Wired In


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address