Arteche Group supplies Núñez solar plant with transformers

Feb 14, 2020
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The Arteche Group has supplied power voltage transformers to the Núñez de Balboa photovoltaic plant.

This is an Iberdrola Group project which, with a 500 MWp installed capacity, will supply clean energy to 250,000 people.

Thus, the plant – located in Extremadura, Spain- will avoid the emission of 215,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Iberdrola utilises The Arteche Group’s UGP 420 gas-insulated Power Voltage Transformers. This equipment allows for a low voltage power supply of up to 100kVA to be obtained directly from a high voltage line. This combines the benefits of a potential transformer with the applications of a distribution transformer.

This equipment -also known as Station Service Voltage Transformer (SSVT)- has several benefits when used in renewable energy projects, such as reliable supply, even when the plant is not operational, as long as it is connected to a high voltage line, as well as no maintenance: thus avoiding the logistical complexity of an operation that requires transport to the plant.

An Arteche team travelled to the site to fill the equipment up with gas.

Source: Arteche

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay


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