ABB’s microgrid to integrate wind and solar power in Aruba

By Michelle Froese ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba, the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity.
ABB microgrid will support the island of Aruba to integrate more renewables and maintain reliability while meeting an increased demand for electricity.
A popular tourism destination, Aruba has a peak demand of 134 MW currently met by a mix of thermal, wind, and solar photovoltaic generation. The utility has set a

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