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A solution for reducing voltage fluctuations from renewable energy use

Renewable energies such as solar and wind power are a key part of the UK's ambitious carbon reduction targets. However, inconsistencies in weather can cause fluctuations in voltage for power customers. Hitachi Europe Smart Cities Energy Group put its expertise and technologies to work to help address these problems in an effective way, including the installation of Hitachi D-STATCOM near a wind farm.

Customer: Western Power Distribution
Industries: Electricity Supply
Region: U.K.
Release Date: Mar. 2012
Products & Services: Smart City
Solutions By: Hitachi Europe Ltd, (Smart Cities Energy Group)