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MET Group’s Kaba Solar Power Plant to provide ancillary services for Hungarian TSO

By successfully completing the Transmission System Operator’s (TSO) pre-qualification process and signing required commercial contracts, MET Group’s Kaba Solar Power Plant in Hungary will provide ancillary services for the TSO MAVIR from 1 November.

“Due to the increasing renewable penetration, power systems and the entire value chain face various challenges and we at MET Group are striving to deliver and implement solutions for these challenges,” the company announced on Linkedin. “Hence, beyond expanding our renewable generation portfolio, we also consider it important to develop solutions to achieve the controllability level of conventional flexible power plants also with intermittent generators.”

The solar power plant, with an installed capacity of 43 megawatts (MW) started commercial operation in October 2020, providing green electricity to more than 23,000 households. According to MET Group, solar power plants with such capability contribute to the imbalance management of the Hungarian power system and foster sustainability of supply in the energy transition.

“Renewable energy is the cornerstone of a sustainable future and it creates significant value for local communities also,” had said Balázs Gábor Lehőcz, Chairman of the Asset Management Board of MET Group. “The goal of MET is to install solar parks with a total capacity of several hundred megawatts in Hungary.”

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