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Iberdrola launches US control centre

UNITED STATES: The North American division of Spanish utility Iberdrola has launched its US Control of Renewable Energy Centre (CORE), tasked with monitoring its entire US wind fleet.

The centre, located in Portland, Oregon, will provide real time remote monitoring and control, 24 hours a day of its US wind projects, currently standing at around 3600 MW. It also covers substations and other infrastructure.

Iberdrola says CORE will also control all future US capacity. CORE is an offshoot of the control centre the company established in the Spanish town of Toledo in 2003. 

The company’s current US wind capacity is made up of over 2500 turbines, from six different manufacturers.

The Portland centre will handle up to 800,000 individual signals at any one time, monitoring and controlling everything from individual gearbox oil temperature to the power and frequency of substations.

As with the original CORE in Toledo, the Portland centre will also receive information from all Iberdrola turbines worldwide.

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