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    Wind Power Solutions

    Providing an effective and complete electrical infrastructure, to make higher productivity and lower maintenance over the life cycle of the equipment a reality.

    + Lifecycle Services

Wind turbine solutions: Main power circuit

Maximum efficiency to improve your energy harvest. Wind-specific products provide added reliability and safety for your main power circuit.

Young maintenance engineer team working in wind turbine farm at sunset.

Solution & Benefits

Our wide product range, from low-voltage Masterpact MTZ circuit breaker and Tesys F contactor to medium-voltage switchgear, has been designed to withstand stringent environments such as in the nacelle of a turbine. Our solutions can be installed in wind turbines up to 4000m above sea level and at a temperature range from -40 to +50C. They comply with all the relevant standards and meet all the needs of networks.

> Reduce downtime and increase the lifetime of your equipment. 
> Lower both your capital and operating expenses by up to 25% through power factor correction & harmonic mitigation
> Increase safety by continuous thermal monitoring and detection of abnormal temperature
> Increase safety with integrated switchgear and transformer substations

Wind turbine solutions: Auxiliary circuit

From panel boards to power surge protection, Schneider Electric has all the parts you need, all guaranteed to stand up against the harsh conditions that wind turbines represent and they all give you the guarantees required in terms of safety, upgradeability, and cost control.

Wind Turbines On Grassy Field During Sunrise Against Cloudy Sky.

Solution & Benefits

Our expertise in automation and electrical distribution has resulted in a fully customized wind turbine solution that includes the best fit for all of your auxiliary circuits.

> Panel boards that are safe and dependable.
> HMI that is cost-efficient, with high connectivity.
> Control and signaling is both compact and simple to use.
> Surge protection for reliable, safe, clean power.
> Accurate and dependable motor starters, soft starters, and variable-speed drives.

Wind turbine solutions: Control of the turbine

Safety and efficiency of wind turbines require comprehensive automated control systems, backup power and all sensors or detectors.

Two wind farm engineers stand at the base of a wind turbine checking their monitoring on a laptop and digital tablet.

Solution & Benefits

You’ll get complete control over your turbine with a compact, rugged combination of a programmable logic controller (PLC) and UPS. It’s low in power consumption, runs even when no wind energy is being collected, and can be easily modified or upgraded.

> Smooth, effortless shutdown of turbine, monitoring, and control systems.
> Capture status/failure data during outage events.
> Reduce maintenance costs, improve reliability, simplify troubleshooting.
> Enhanced safety for turbine, grid, and personnel.

Wind farm solutions: MV collection

When dealing with more than just a single turbine, harvested energy must be collected before it’s brought to the power station. To do this as safely and efficiently as possible, wind farm operators need a system for MV collection.

Wind power in the high mountains.

Solution & Benefits

Schneider Electric has a wealth of experience in the offshore market, with references in over 100 farms in Northern Europe alone. We have been working with offshore wind developments for 8 years and have over 5000 panels installed. We provide customized MV-LV pre-engineered, pre-validated architecture that is smarter to operate and manage. This helps you to speed the delivery of your project with a simple execution.

> Insulated switchgear to optimize the electrical installation, improve performance and better service continuity.
> Highly efficient and reliable Wind- dedicated transformers
> Customized, prefabricated substations to improve network efficiency and maximize electricity production.
> A complete electrical installation to better manage maintenance costs.
> Assets monitoring and the maintenance plan optimization

Wind farm solutions: Connection to the grid

Connecting to the power grid brings with it a unique set of challenges: surges, dips, distortions, and, of course, stringent grid code requirements. Even small shifts of power flows can trip circuit breakers, sending larger loads onto neighboring lines and causing chain reaction failures.

Two engineers at wind farm, walking together.

Solution & Benefits

We provide the solution to relieve that grid-induced anxiety, to bring you the optimized reliability you need, and to guarantee 99.5% availability. The solution begins with SF6 insulated metal-enclosed switchgear, which is designed to ensure maximum safety in a reduced-space environment. Its design also ensures that it is unaffected by the environment, enabling a superior continuity of service. In terms of grid code requirements, we design and provide everything you need to comply, from fixed LV and MV power factor solutions to real-time compensation systems.

> Up to 25% reduction is commonly achievable in both capital and operational expenses
> Significant reduction in downtime
> Extended equipment lifetime
> Minimized system losses and demand power
> Reduced overloading on the electrical system, thereby releasing useable capacity
> Reduced power factor for low-level harmonics

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Wind farm solutions: Centralized supervision

Wind farms are complex installations to operate, especially when more than one site is involved. So when your bottom line depends on your ability to accurately manage the overall health and productivity of those turbines, you need more than educated guesswork.

Business partners having a meeting with wind turbine engineer.

Solution & Benefits

The Schneider Electric supervision solution gives you a single view for all your wind farm needs, including energy metering that boasts the highest accuracy in the industry. Providing you with an extensive array of consultancy options and services throughout the whole life cycle of your project, Schneider will be a partner you can count on.

> Optimize electricity production and maintenance cost
> Prevent power failure
> Ensure protection of your equipment
> Improve the reliability of electrical systems and assets
> Maximize return on investment
> Reduce reaction time in case of fault on a site
> Lower operational expenses

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