Wind farm weighs in with 2,000 tonne substation

A 2,000 tonne offshore substation has been installed at a wind farm off the Sussex coast. The structure at the 400MW Rampion wind farm will eventually transform the electricity generated by the planned 116 turbines at the site from 33kV up to 150kV. This will allow the facility to provide enough electricity to supply almost […]

DONG’s German wind farm substations installed

DONG Energy has installed two offshore wind farm substations in Germany. The platforms are located 33 kilometres from the islands of Juist and Norderney, north Germany. The Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farm will have 97 turbines in total with a total capacity of 582MW. That’s enough energy to power 600,000 homes. Trine Borum […]

ABB wins $40m power order in Sri Lanka

Engineering giant ABB has won an order worth around $40 million (£26.4m) to help strengthen the power infrastructure in Sri Lanka. It will supply two new 220-kilovolt substations as well as upgrade an existing one in the country. The project is part of Sri Lanka’s Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project. The government plans […]

National Grid picks location for new electricity substation

National Grid has picked a site south of Sudbury as the preferred location for a new electricity substation. The decision follows a public consultation earlier this year to site the substation on a field with an existing 400,000 volt overhead line running through it. The substation is needed as part of a wider overhead line […]

Mosaic art to electrify London substation

The art world is set to embrace energy once more – following in the footsteps of retired Bankside power station (or Tate Modern to you and me) an electricity substation in East London is to become a contemporary artwork. Artist Gary Drostle – whose mosaic-based art has won an international architectural award – has designed […]

Japan plans major energy storage project

The Japanese Government has announced plans to install a large-scale energy storage project in its second largest island. The 60MWh system to be built at a substation on the northern island of Hokkaido (pictured) is expected to be the “largest of its kind” and installed within the next two years, according to reports. The island […]