Primary Capabilities of a Wind Turbine Low Voltage Main Distribution (LVMD) / Low Voltage Distribution Panel (LVDP)
The technological advancement of wind turbine systems and controls has established wind farms as one of the most popular sources of renewable energy in recent decades. Wind energy farms have become increasingly efficient, reliable, cost-competitive when compared to other sources of renewable energy. At the same time, wind is one of the cleanest and most sustainable methods of power generation, especially when compared to traditional fossil fuels.
Like all forms of alternative energy, the rise in use and popularity of wind energy has coincided with advancements in the technology used to generate, transfer, and store electricity. One of the most critical pieces of technology in any wind turbine system is the LVMD / LVDP, which precisely monitors, distributes, and controls electrical power within the system.
An Overview of LVMD/LVDP for Wind Turbines
As wind energy continues to expand throughout the global energy portfolio, wind turbine systems naturally have tended to become larger and much more complex. These advancements have allowed wind energy to come down in price while rising in capacity.
As wind farms become increasingly powerful and complex, wind turbine control systems play an ever more crucial role in the power generation process. However, at the most basic level, the goal of wind turbine LVMD / LVDP remains the same as ever: maximize the level of energy production while protecting vital components from damage.
The Basic Functionality of Wind Turbine LVMD/LVDP
- Electrical power distribution from the turbine system.
- Voltage conversion for a range of different power supplies.
- Control of motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs).
- All electronic device controls – PLC, HMI, etc.
- Power and controls for all metering equipment and instrumentation.
An Experienced American Manufacturer for Wind Farm LVMD/LVDP
NUCO is a UL508A certified manufacturer of custom power distribution and control systems that are engineered for the unique requirements of modern wind farm operations.
Our experience includes the full development of custom solutions to replace full LVMD/LVDP cabinets. Additionally, we offer a full range of specially engineered solutions for component retrofits including K1 (synchronizing contactor) and/or CB1 (main circuit breaker) with bus, and/or CB2 (feeder breaker) or full power section replacement of the cabinet.
Complete Power Distribution and Control Solutions for Wind Farm Operations
NUCO’s engineering team is backed by decades of combined experience in the development of high-performance power distribution and control products for renewable energy applications. Our value engineered approach will benefit your operation through more cost-effective solutions and improved technologies which enable your wind turbine systems to operate at peak performance and efficiency.
NUCO Controls is a highly responsive domestic manufacturer proudly based in Wichita Falls, Texas. We have served leading OEM’s and various other industrial sectors with quality electromechanical controls solutions since 2011. Each member of NUCO’s staff has over 30 years experience in electrical industrial controls and their applications.