ComAp, along with a systems integrator Intellisys, recently installed InteliSys NTC BB controllers to control a backup power system for the wind farm. If the wind is too strong, the turbines automatically shut down in order to prevent damage. Once the turbines have stopped turning ComAp’s system automatically starts up a bank of Caterpillar gen-sets (1250kw each). Start Up Synchronisation (SUS) starts the generators, synchronises them, and allows the generators to pick up the load within 20 seconds of the turbines shutting down. SUS also ensures that the gen-sets are shut down safely when the turbines return to producing power.
The wind farm also uses 3 InteliVision 8 displays and Internet Bridge NT in order for the site to be monitored remotely, using ComAp’s WebSupervisor application.