Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has been selected to participate in the FITNESS (“Future Intelligent Transmission NEtworkSubStation”) project of SP Energy Networks, a UK-based electricity transmission and distribution network operator, to provide a digital substation scheme to protect, monitor and control the transmission network in parts of Scotland.

ABB to enable first digital substation in the UK

Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has been selected to participate in the FITNESS (“Future Intelligent Transmission NEtworkSubStation”) project of SP Energy Networks, a UK-based electricity transmission and distribution network operator, to provide a digital substation scheme to protect, monitor and control the transmission network in parts of Scotland.

As part of the project, ABB will deliver a suite of digital substation components, including IEDs – microprocessor-based protection and control devices for power equipment, such as circuit breakers, transformers and capacitor banks; as well as non-conventional instrument transformers, merging units, and phasor measurement units, the manufacturer said in a press release.

The FITNESS project will see two bays of the existing Wishaw 275 kV substation in Scotland being equipped with new fully integrated digital protection and control systems, which will also enable improved system visibility, diagnostics and operation.

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