EU : Turkey will be connected to European electricity grid using GE technology - Electricity & Automation news

EU : Turkey will be connected to European electricity grid using GE technology

Published on Electricity & Automation  |  September 3, 2010, 9:14

GE energy giant says its smart grid technology will allow Turkey to be connected to the European electricity grid this year in September.

After the connection to the smart grid, Turkish company for electricity transmission (TEIAS) will be able to buy and sell energy in the European electricity market, reinforcing energy reliability and availability across Europe, says GE.

"The territory serviced by ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity) is one of the highest demand regions for energy in the world", according to a report issued in 2009 by the Ministry of Energy.

The system could also allow a new energy mix, as demand for cleaner energy sources is increasing in Europe and Turkey has “massive renewable energy sources", GE said.

"Smart grid solutions are opening energy opportunities in new ways every day", says Yavuz Aydin, Director of GE Energy Services, Turkey.

“Our communications and control technologies are enabling international trade and power-sharing breakthroughs that seemed nearly impossible just a few years ago. When Turkey joins the European energy community, it will be a vital step forward for power systems on both sides of the connection".

GE will monitor the status of grid connection points and automated the control of generation and power load in Turkey. The system will optimize the sharing of power and power quality improving reliability and preventing cascading outages.

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