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FASTAP Transformer for Wind Turbines

Project description

Fast on-load tap changer technology for wind turbines

The cost of electricity generated from wind continues to decrease. At the same time, grid conditions are becoming harsher. As such, innovative solutions that will help the sector to comply with worldwide environmental policies are urgently needed. The EU-funded FASTAP project will develop a wind turbine application that enhances standard wind turbine generator (WTG) transformers with very fast on-load tap changer capabilities. This solution uses thyristors specifically connected to multi-tap transformer windings. The technology will increase WTG electric capabilities in weak grid conditions and increase their low and high voltage ride-through potential.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Coordinator

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Address
Borupvej 16
7330 Brande
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 149 802

Participants (3)

MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE MARIA ARIZMENDIARRIETA S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 616 057,50
Address
Loramendi 4
20500 Arrasate
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES BIPOLAR GMBH& CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 837,50
Address
Max-plank-str. 5
59581 Warstein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STARKSTROM-GERATEBAU GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 788 238
Address
Ohmstrasse 10
93055 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)