Benefits of Grid Stability Projects
This project will deliver grid stability services that will:
- Enhance the strength of the national grid, providing improved capacity for generation and new demand in the region, without needing to build new overhead lines.
- Provide grid stability through increased inertia which provides frequency stability, along with reactive power which will improve voltage stability in the region.
Provide a zero-carbon alternative source of grid services to fossil fuel burning plants.
- In order to achieve our ambitious renewable energy targets, inertia and reactive power grid services such as that proposed here are crucial to ensure that the grid system will run efficiently and cost-effectively while also retaining the security, stability and reliability expected by consumers.
At Statkraft Ireland we believe that a better, cleaner and more sustainable world is possible to achieve and that by working together, we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change. A just transition to a low carbon society for the betterment of all can be achieved and we believe that it is not only possible to maintain the quality of life that we enjoy today, but to enhance it.
We believe that it is within the gift of our generation to create an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable future for ourselves, our children and their children to enjoy.
Without action, future generations will experience a very different reality to what we are accustomed to today but creating a sustainable future will only happen with collective effort and input from people from all sectors of society.
The rate of global warming and climate change is faster than had been previously thought. On May 9th 2019, the Irish government declared a national Climate Change and Biodiversity Emergency. It is clear that we need to take appropriate climate action without delay.
As Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft is already playing a significant role in combating climate change. Statkraft Ireland is endeavouring to develop suitable and appropriate renewable energy projects that will bring long-lasting benefits, not only to our country and our future generations, but also to the local communities in which they are located. We believe that through positive engagement with local communities and the public, renewable energy projects that are socially and environmentally appropriate can be developed for the benefit of all.
We believe that the transition to a low carbon society should be just and as such, how a renewable energy project will work in the local community and the potential benefits that can be brought to that area is a central consideration for any project being proposed.