By Cameron Chai
AMSC has received a follow-on order from Inox Wind, to supply 50 of its electrical control systems (ECS) for use in Inox's 2 MW wind turbines.
All these systems are expected to be delivered to Inox during 2012. AMSC has secured this order from Inox for the fourth time in the previous two years.
Inox Wind’s Director, Devansh Jain stated that Inox manufactures wind turbines for use in the Indian market, based on the requirements in the country. It was the primary manufacturer of 2 MW wind turbines locally and has established its leadership rapidly in the market. The company’s vertical approach has reinforced this position and includes excellent manufacturing potential and project expansion. Inox is expecting to continuously expand with AMSC, according to Devansh Jain.
ECS from AMSC are considered to be a built-in suite of power electronics systems and feature superior performance. Internal power supply, wind turbine power converter cabinet and different controls are included in these systems, which serve as the significant part of the wind turbine. These systems enable high-performance and reliable operation by monitoring the performance of the system, controlling the flow of power and the pitch of the wind turbine blades, regulating voltage and also controlling the turbines’ yaw to reduce efficiency.
Inox uses the ECS in its 2 MW doubly-fed induction turbines, wherein AMSC specifically designed and licensed these turbines during 2009.
Daniel P. McGahn, AMSC’s CEO and President commented that India supports the adoption of renewable energy. Recently, generation-based incentives were launched by the country for wind power that incentivize the developers of the project to choose turbines, which reduce the energy cost and increase the output power, Daniel added.