The last decade has witnessed a remarkable transformation in renewable energy. Once experimental and idealistic ways of generating power have been transformed beyond recognition and now not only account for a notable share of the overall generating balance but are able to compete economically in the energy market.
Support of renewables is an important element of ABB’s pledge to help “run the world without consuming the Earth.” In our view, the future growth of renewables rests on two main pillars:
Cost effectiveness and Integration of renewable energy into the grid.
This issue of ABB Review includes articles addressing both of these pillars.
We hope you enjoy the reading!
Why the future of renewables depends on the costs of capital and other questions around renewable energy
Symphony® Plus automation delivers flexibility and optimization for conventional and renewable power plants
New technologies for wind-turbine and wind-farm control
ABB’s central control and optimization system enablescost-effective virtual power plant operation
Transmission technologies to support the integration of renewable energy
Increasing grid capacity to connect renewable energies
The benefits beyond the integration of renewables
ABB and its power consulting experts are helping networks integrate renewables and meet grid code requirements