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Siemens Gamesa selects UL for certification based on European Grid Code Compliance

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UL has announced that it has awarded Siemens Gamesa in Poland Grid Code Compliance Unit certification for its 2.X platform turbines, as well as certifications of components for its Power Manager Unified Architecture Power Plant Control (PPC), compliant with Polish (EqC/RoGA) and Spanish (NTS SEPE V2.1 and NTS SENP V1.1) network codes.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has contracted UL to certify a range of turbines to grid codes ahead of deployment in Europe - with further certification work due to begin this year. Thanks to the certification granted by UL, Siemens Gamesa can now sell and activate its products in the expanding markets of Poland and Spain.

In recent months, Spain and Poland have published their network codes per European (EU) requirements for generators 2016/631. Grid operators require unit and component certificates to enable connection to grids in these territories, where a boom in clean energy is expected.

The Polish Wind Energy Association estimates that the country has the potential to develop up to 24 GW of onshore wind turbines by 2035, while Spain wants to install 50 GW capacity by 2030.

Many observers predict that the expansion of renewables in Europe will cause other countries to adopt new certification standards for grid code compliance. According to WindEurope, approximately 105 GW of new wind power capacity will be installed on the continent over the next five years.

UL is set to advance projects throughout 2022, including work to certify Siemens Gamesa 5.X turbine platform units to German, UK, and Spanish grid codes. The certification of the Siemens Gamesa power station controller components will also be carried out according to German network codes.

"We are delighted to be working with UL," said Julen Ortega Rodríguez, Global Head of Certification Technical Project Management at Siemens Gamesa. 

"Building on their expertise, capabilities, and accreditation in network code compliance certification in the fast-growing markets of Germany, Spain, and Poland, as well as other European countries, they certified two of our onshore wind turbine products and our power plant control, helping us move further towards a renewable and meaningful clean energy source. »

"This is an essential part of renewable energy deployment, as growth and dynamism come together with safety and certification," said Guido Bröring, global leader of UL's Grid Integration group. 

"We are proud to have been commissioned to undertake this work for players in the energy sector around the world. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Siemens Gamesa on compliance projects in the UK, Germany, and Spain in early 2022."

Author : Debi Dash
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