Neoenergia, an Iberdrola group company and one of the largest energy distributors in Brazil, has entrusted Ingeteam to supply the substation protection and control system of the Santa Luzia solar PV plant located in the municipality of Santa Luzia, in the state of Paraíba. With a capacity of 149 MW, the solar PV plant is scheduled to come into operation in July, when it will start generating enough energy to power a city of 150,000 homes.
The proposed architecture is based on an IEC 61850 communications system, which is implemented thanks to the technology of the protection and control IEDs (intelligent electronic devices) of the INGEPAC™ product range. The cabinets for the 138/34,5 kV project, as well as the programming and testing of the system, have been developed at the Ingeteam facilities in Curitiba.
For the same project, Ingeteam has supplied the photovoltaic inverters and transformation centers, which have been manufactured at the company's factory in Campinas.