Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has been selected to implement a rural smart grid project on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
As part of the project, ABB is building a 10 kV smart substation with a power transformer and associated electrical equipment in the village of Källunge. The substation uses a switchgear technology based on the company’s Unigear Digital concept, states ABB in the press release.
To process data from this substation and the rural grid, the company is customizing and delivering an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
The project will serve as a model for upgrading other rural grids to minimize environmental impact by integrating a high proportion of intermittent wind power in the distribution network.