This MSIP application presents the needs case for the installation of synchronous compensation plant at keys nodes in the north of Scotland.
As we continue the transition to net zero emissions, the continued connection of renewable generation and corresponding reduction in traditional synchronous generation is having a profound impact on the technical characteristics of the transmission system, with the scale of the shift in the north of Scotland particularly profound. This MSIP application shows that a requirement to address the issue of system stability in the north of Scotland is needed, with a particular emphasis on the Caithness and Moray regions.
In order to address the stability issues that are being experienced on our network the proposed solution will deliver the installation of synchronous compensation plant at the existing substation sites of Spittal, Loch Buidhe and Blackhillock. This synchronous compensation will provide key stability support to the electricity network, helping maintain network reliability and security of supply and supporting the transition to net zero emissions.
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