Quorum Development, the energy industry software specialist based in Sedgefield in the North East of England, has been appointed by Statoil to provide software to enable the Dudgeon and Hywind Scotland offshore wind farms to interface with National Grid and participate in the GB energy market. For Quorum, this contract confirms the company’s position as a market leader, with its products used across a portfolio of more than 31GW installed capacity in the UK alone.
Commenting on the appointment Quorum’s Commercial Director John Sherban said “We are delighted to have been selected by Statoil and to see continued growth in the number of companies adopting our Sentinel products. We are looking forward to implementing the system at both Dudgeon and Hywind, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm.”
The software provided by Quorum will allow Statoil to engage with National Grid and to monitor its activity within the GB electricity market through its EDT and EDL interfaces, with further enhancements to meet the requirements heralded by the introduction of the new Electricity Balancing System in 2017.