Portuguese power grid company REN signs contract with China’s Jibei Electric Power Company

13 June 2013

Portuguese power grid company Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) has signed a technical consultancy contract with China’s Jibei Electric Power Company, a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), for integration of wind energy into China’s power transmission system, the company said.

The contract is part of a wider project that was jointly launched by the Chinese government and by SGCC, known as the Wind Power, Photovoltaic, Energy Storage and Transmission Pilot Project (WPST )..

The contract is for six months and will cover the technical aspects of linking up to the grid and issues related to optimisation of use of renewable energy sources.

REN will carry out a study based on Portugal’s experience of integrating wind farms into the national power grid and will make specific recommendations for execution the WPST.

State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is the main shareholder of REN after acquiring a 25 percent share of the 40 percent owned by the Portuguese state until 2012. (macauhub)