Short clips on the Faroe Islands Power System

Faroe Islands – The power system on an isolated archipelago

In 2015, the Faroe Islands decided to walk a greener path: 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Different renewable resource are harvested, 2 main challenges need to be addressed:
» The powers of the earth are mighty but not always available.
» Introducing inverter based technology creates challenges regarding the stability of the power system.

Solution: Store the rain and tame the wind.

2 different kinds of storages were introduced in order to stabilize the fast fluctuations in wind, among others:
» Bulk energy storage in the form of pumped hydro for long term storage
» Batteries for short term storage and stability

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100% renewable energy by 2030 – The role of synchronous condensers and batteries

Accompany SEV, the power company of the Faroe Islands, on its way to 100% renewables until 2030:
As an isolated archipelago, the Faroes need to be creative with all available sources of renewable energies such as wind, hydro, solar and kite energy, and invent systems of their own.
A major challenge is to balance and store the various renewable energies. Controlling the fluctuations of the wind has been a major issue. Synchronous condensers and batteries are changing the game. 100% renewable energy is a reality on the southermost island of Suðuroy – when the wind conditions are right. See more:

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100% renewable energy by 2030 – Managing the demand side

SEV: In the Faroe Islands, all energy on land shall come from renewables by 2030.
Managing the demand side is an important part of the transition. To balance supply and demand is crucial, e.g. for ev charging. The Faroe Islands are designing systems that can use excess wind power. The industry is also joining in on the green transition, electrification of the ports a subject of discussion in the Faroe Islands. See more:

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