Keith Greener Grid Park
This innovative project in Moray, Scotland, is helping to increase the amount of renewable energy being delivered on the National Grid network.
The £20 million project uses two rotating stabilisers, built by GE Power Conversion, to replicate the spinning turbines of a traditional power station, and improve grid stability. This innovative technology reduces dependency on the fossil fuels used by these traditional power stations and increases the amount of renewable energy delivered via the national grid.
Keith Greener Grid Park is part of a £44m deal with National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) to install synchronous technology at two sites in Liverpool and Moray. They will be instrumental in supporting the National Grid’s Stability Pathfinder Project to meet its zero carbon grid target by 2025.
The facility is located near the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network transmission substation at Keith, located south of Westerton Road in Keith.
Our Greener Grid Parks will not only reduce the costs of generating more renewable electricity but will also assist to deliver National Grid ESO's target of being able to operate a zero-carbon electricity system by 2025. Find out more here.
The contract was awarded to Powersystems UK with civils subcontractor Knights Brown undertaking the electrical and civil engineering works.
Video explaining the project:
Keith build timelapse