Faroes stage key wind trials as Dong tests its Power Hub

The Faroe islands, halfway between Scotland and Iceland, will act as a global test bed for smart grids that can integrate wind energy.

Minister of Trade and Industry Johan Dahl says the islands have some of the world’s best wind resources, but adds: “This is also one of the most difficult places in the world to integrate large amounts of intermittent, but abundant, renewable energy.”

The Faroese power system has about 30 outages a year, a third of which result in complete blackouts across the islands. About 60% of its electricity is from diesel generators; 35% from hydropower and 5% from wind, but Faroese power company SEV has deployed five Enercon Log in to read complete article.

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